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Old 06-12-2011, 01:45 PM   #1
Shannon Frye
Dojo: Aikido Fellowship of VA / Chesapeake Va
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Mudansha vs Kyudansha

Both terms are used to mean any students who was under Dan rank. Typically, only one or the other is used in a dojo / organization. Is there a different in the etymology of these 2 terms?

I found a reference online that stated MUdansha implies those WITHOUT, and KYUdansha implies those WITH. Any truth to that?

Thank you in advance...

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