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Old 03-03-2013, 11:42 PM   #2
Chris Li
 
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Re: Interview with Yoshimitsu Yamada Shihan: The Free Mind

A very interesting, and very frank, interview.

I noticed that he once again speaks against the ranking system (I quoted one of his previous interviews on the subject in "Something's Rank - Black Belts in Aikido").

Also, he expresses some of the same reservations about the shihan title and discrimination that I expressed in "Masters of the Universe, the Aikikai and the Shihan Certification".

He sums it up quite nicely - "It is a stupid system".

Best,

Chris

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