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Old 03-06-2001, 12:03 PM   #25
lt-rentaroo
Join Date: Jul 2000
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Aiki_what,

It has been my understanding that Mr. Geis's rank is self appointed. Mr. Geis states that he is a 10th Dan in a particular style of Aikido (I don't remember which one). Located elsewhere in the webpage Mr. Geis states that he "founded" the style of Aikido that he holds a 10th Dan in. So, you can deduce from this information that Mr. Geis "founded" a style of Aikido and then appointed himself a 10th Dan in that style. I've seen this type of self-appointed ranking in other arts (Karate, Tae Kwon Do, etc.) but not in Aikido. I'm not trying to be disrespectful with these conclusions, I'm only stating what I've read.

LOUIS A. SHARPE, JR.
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