HIGH-RANKING WOMEN YUDANSHA
[quote]Originally posted by akiy
Lee Ah Loi sensei who is mentioned on Ubaldo's list is 7th dan and is a woman.
KAMI : Hello, Jun! You've almost give us a complete list of high-ranking women in Aikido.
There's a reason only Lee Ah Loi is present : my list begins with 7th Dan and for a good reason : I wouldn't really dare to tackle a list beginning, say, at 5th Dan. The number would be enormous. Note that Jun mentioned just american ladies. while my list included all other countries... But it should be mentioned that, in her organization (Tomiki Aikido), the highest grade is 8th Dan and so Lee Sensei would be almost a 9th Dan in another organization that ranked until 10th Dan.
From my knowledge, there is no other woman ranked 7th Dan.
Last edited by Kami : 04-18-2001 at 04:00 PM.