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Old 05-08-2012, 04:51 PM   #24
Conrad Gus
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Re: Masters of the Universe, the Aikikai and the Shihan Certification

Christopher Li wrote: View Post
They're not Japanese. If they were living in Japan they would be accepted as shihan without question.
I get that. I was wondering if they were non-Japanese who had been unfairly denied the honorific for some reason other than lack of merit.

Christopher Li wrote: View Post
Here's an interesting comment by Yoshimitsu Yamada.
Interesting read. Thanks.

Christopher Li wrote: View Post
Strictly speaking, your teacher in Canda was not a shihan according to the Aikikai hombu regulations, whatever he was told. This is a symptom of the problem - the Aikikai's inclarity and inconsistency.
Yeah, he was obviously grandfathered in under the Japanese system rather than the international one. It was 1996, so before the 2000 regulations were created.

Last edited by Conrad Gus : 05-08-2012 at 04:54 PM. Reason: accuracy
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