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Old 07-03-2011, 12:51 PM   #18
Shannon Frye
Dojo: Aikido Fellowship of VA / Chesapeake Va
Location: Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 184
Re: Terminology - Kyudansha?

I agree with Chris. When I hear "deshi", to me it carries connotations of being a 'disciple', implying more than just being a student. It carries more of a 'devotional' undertone.

I've heard mudansha used, meaning 'those without', meaning those without dan ranking. In my current dojo, they use the term "kyudansha", meaning all those below dan ranking (yudansha).

If you speak english - when in doubt, say it in english. It'll prevent misunderstandings.

"In the end there can be only one"
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