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Old 03-17-2008, 02:30 PM   #2
Lyle Bogin
Dojo: Shin Budo Kai
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Join Date: Feb 2002
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Re: Female shihan, or more accurately...lack thereof?

Our most senior student under Imaizumi Sensei is Donna Carlson. She holds classes as Shin Budo Kai Honbu on saturdays.

Recently I read "women in aikido" by seigel, and what struck me the most was the distance so many of the women being interviewed put between themselves and the aikido world. I sense many of them get what they want out of it, evolve, and leave.

With so few females in the art relative to males, it always makes me sad when I see a female aikidoist move on.
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