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Old 07-18-2009, 04:44 PM   #9
Join Date: Jan 2005
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Re: non-Japanese cannot become shihan anymore?

Charles Hill wrote: View Post

This is a clip of Coryl Crane getting a Shihan certificate directly from Doshu. It was posted last year.
Shihan in the Birankai. But, as Peter pointed out, under the new rules, is she really shihan in the Aikikai? Of course, any organization can give out shihan titles, but quite a few people were under the impression that the Aikikai were also honoring those titles. It appears that is no longer the case -- That the Aikikai only honors that title under each individual organization.
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