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Old 02-09-2006, 10:46 PM   #24
Dojo: Chicago Aikikai
Location: Chicago,IL
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 54
Re: Definition of "Dan"?

i was taught to count in aikido as follows:

ich 1
ni 2
san 3
shi 4
go 5
roku 6
shich 7
hachi 8
ku 9
ju 10

can anyone tell me then why we use nidan, sandan, godan, rokudan, but not shidan(yondan), etc?

To win 100 victories in 100 battles is not the highest skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the highest skill.
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