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Old 04-26-2004, 09:16 AM   #20
Dojo: Sheffield Shodokan Dojo
Location: Sheffield, UK
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 524
Re: honorary dan ranking

SeiserL wrote:
Worry more about the "honor" in your own practice than the "honorary" in some one else's rank.
Thats very nice, I like that.

Much further up, I noticed:
Somebody anonymous wrote:
It's particularly iritating when your kohai suddenly becomes your sempai right?
Don't confuse the sempai/kohai thing with the ranking thing. (Most of us in western dojos aren't doing the sempai/kohai thing, btw, even if we think we are)
If you have a kohai and that person is promoted above you, they don't become your sempai. They're still your kohai, they just happen to outrank you.
The Shihan to whom I look for inspiration, for example, has quite a few sempai whom he outranks. It makes for interesting politics.

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