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Old 05-08-2012, 04:31 PM   #22
Chris Li
 
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Re: Masters of the Universe, the Aikikai and the Shihan Certification

BTW, by "The title doesn't really mean much in Japan" I meant that, as in the US, it conveys no extra powers or responsibilities, no extra privileges over a plain dan ranking. Mainly it's just bragging rights - a more important way of saying "teacher".

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Chris

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