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Old 02-06-2006, 11:22 PM   #12
RebeccaM
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Re: Definition of "Dan"?

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Nick Porter wrote:
the kanji for dan literally means "carve steps up the cliff". "Sho" in shodan means "first" (sho also as in "shodo o seizu", control the first movement). So put two and two together and you have for shodan:

"The first step up a cliff".
That is beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. Can I steal that?
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