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Old 07-18-2009, 07:24 PM   #12
Nafis Zahir
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Re: non-Japanese cannot become shihan anymore?

George S. Ledyard wrote: View Post
As Peter G has pointed out "Shihan" overseas and "Shihan" at Hombu are two separate things as far as headquarters is concerned. If they are going to have a double standard about the title, they might as well abolish it for foreigners and stick with Hombu Instructors only being Shihan.

If they keep telling us we don't matter, then I can't see how they continue to matter to us.
If this is true, then we should separate from them. I say get rid of the ranking system altogether. Too many problems, too much politics.

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