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Old 01-19-2005, 10:23 PM   #14
jimbaker
Dojo: Aikido of Norfolk/ Aikido Society of Memphis
Location: Norfolk, VA
Join Date: Jun 2000
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Re: Non-Japanese Shihans?

Cool!

I knew both Claude and Harvey were promoted to 7th Dan, but I hadn't heard that they'd been sent Shihan certificates yet. I didn't know about Peter Bernath either, but then again, neither did Ann Marie from his own dojo. No one at the USAF summer camp mentioned any of this either. That's why I've been cautious about just saying that Hombu has named them as Shihans. I do consider the USAF's own events calendar as "official"; well, "official" enough for me.

Has anyone from the other Hombu recognized organizations in the US heard of Shihan promotions in their groups. ASU? AAA? PAF?

Jim Baker
Aikido of Norfolk
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