Jim Baker wrote:
The USAF-East website's seminar calendar now lists, to my surprise, four US teachers as Shihan: Claude Berthiaume, Peter Bernath, Donovan Waite and Harvey Konigsberg. Claude and Harvey were promoted to 7th Dan recently, while Peter and Donovan are 6th Dans.
IIRC, Harvey was officially promoted to SHIHAN by Honbu; I haven't heard that the others were. I heard that Kanai designated Claude heir apparent, but this was local, not Honbu.