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Old 08-05-2009, 10:57 AM   #89
Chris Li
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Re: non-Japanese cannot become shihan anymore?

Rob Liberti wrote: View Post
I'm shocked that we are not connecting on this point. I'll assume it is me. I guess when I consider a typical life expectancy it does matter, right?
OK, now I'm really lost...

Anyway, Saotome (for example) has been calling his folks "shihan" for years without any approval (or interference) from hombu. I suppose that it's an internal title, but does it matter?



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