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Old 03-17-2008, 01:54 PM   #3
ramenboy
Dojo: midwest aikido center
Location: chicago
Join Date: Mar 2004
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Re: Female shihan, or more accurately...lack thereof?

hi jen

while the usaf doesn't list any women shihan, there are many of high rank who travel regularly and give seminars.

penny bernath, and jane ozeki, both 6th dan, shidoin and long time students of Yamada Sensei's come to mind.

also, keep in mind that just like the requirements for fukushidoin and shidoin may vary from one goup to another, so may requirements for shihan.
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