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Old 07-18-2009, 08:48 AM   #3
Dojo: Messores Sensei (Largo, Fl.)
Location: Florida
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 1,267
Re: non-Japanese cannot become shihan anymore?

What does it even mean to be a shihan?

A name?
Who cares?

Decision making power? Over what?
Who to promote to SHODAN?
Directions aikido will take as decided by a board at Honbu, Tokyo?

Don J. Modesto
St. Petersburg, Florida
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