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Old 02-08-2006, 10:25 AM   #20
Mark Freeman
Dojo: Dartington
Location: Devon
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,220
United Kingdom
Re: Definition of "Dan"?

Peter A Goldsbury wrote:
A consequence of the meaning of SHODAN as beginning rank is that there is an easily understood context for the constant assertion made here in Japan that a shodan does not really mean anything beyond the beginning of serious study of the art.
There can't be many things in life where you have to practice for so long just to get to the bottom of the cliff!

Thanks for your posts Peter, and like Rebecca I would also like to use your explanation.


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