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Old 01-21-2005, 10:22 PM   #30
Peter Goldsbury
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Re: Non-Japanese Shihans?

John Riggs wrote:

Since the Shimbun is not in English, how do us non-Japanse speaking find out who is promoted?
Do you mean dan promotions, or promotions to shihan? In either case, as I implied in my earlier post, you don't.

The information gradually filters through, as it is doing now in this forum. At present there is no official way for such information to be disseminated, apart from the Aikikai's publications or the English section of its web site. The dan promotions are regularly listed on the back page; the shihan promotions are not.

Until the "Aikido Shimbun" is published online, this situation is unlikely to change.

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P A Goldsbury
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