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Old 03-24-2008, 01:36 AM   #16
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Re: Female shihan, or more accurately...lack thereof?

Jennifer Yabut wrote: View Post are teaching licenses exclusive to Aikikai? Do other schools use them?
Seidokan Aikido is completely independent from the Aikikai and we have recently started using the Shihan, Shihan-dai, Shidoin, and Fukushidoin teaching titles. While we have no female Shihan we do have one female Shihan-dai, and she happens to be one of my instructors


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