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Old 03-24-2008, 11:39 AM   #18
Jennifer Yabut
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Dojo: Aikikai of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Re: Female shihan, or more accurately...lack thereof?

George S. Ledyard wrote: View Post
I found out that Mary Heiny Sensei recently promoted two of her senior students to 6th Dan. I added Kimberly Richardson Sensei and Joanne Veneziano Sensei to the list under Independents.
No disrespect to Heiny Sensei of course, but I thought instructors weren't allowed to promote others to the same rank they hold (i.e., a 6th dan promoting another to 6th dan)? Just wondering...

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