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Old 08-15-2008, 09:06 PM   #18
Dojo: Shobu Aikido of Connecticut
Location: East Haven, CT
Join Date: Jul 2004
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Re: The continued Evolution of Aikido

Salim Shaw wrote: View Post
Roy Dean is a dan holder, not a novice, far from a beginner.
As I understand it:
1st - 3rd dan are the beginner levels.
4th - 6th dan are intermediate
7 and up are mastery levels

While Roy has respectable martial art skills in general, unless Roy is 4th dan or higher in aikido, he is by definition still a beginner at aikido.