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Old 01-11-2011, 09:30 AM   #1
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Kagami Biraki Promotions 2011

Any news on the Kagami Biraki (January 9) promotions of Aikikai Hombu Dojo?

I was told that Fukakusa Sensei of Thailand was promoted to 8th Dan.
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Old 01-11-2011, 03:07 PM   #2
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Re: Kagami Biraki Promotions 2011

Paolo Corallini Sensei got 7th Dan.
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:40 AM   #3
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Re: Kagami Biraki Promotions 2011

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I was told that Fukakusa Sensei of Thailand was promoted to 8th Dan.
That's correct, Rommel.

Congratulations to Fukakusa shihan, Prapant sensei and Suwannee sensei of Thai Aikikai.

http://www.aikikai.or.jp/jpn/info/2011/pdf/h23.pdf
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:25 AM   #4
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Re: Kagami Biraki Promotions 2011

Thanks for the list and congratulations to those who were promoted!
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:39 AM   #5
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Re: Kagami Biraki Promotions 2011

It seems like there are six names on the 8th dan promotion list.
Anyone who can read Japanese can tell us their names?

And on this occasion, I'd like to congratulate Jay Dunkelman sensei on his promotion to 6th dan. Jay is a sempai and a friend of my teacher. We were privileged to have him visit the dojo a few years ago. He has conducted a wonderful and memorable practice.

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Old 01-12-2011, 11:21 AM   #6
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Re: Kagami Biraki Promotions 2011

I used google translate:

8th Dan

Koide, Takeo
Yasuo Shimizu
Katsuyuki Shimamoto
Hiroshi Motoe Fukakusa
Fujimoto Yoji
Fukuda Yasushi
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:30 AM   #7
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Re: Kagami Biraki Promotions 2011

Congratulations.

A question, if you don't mind:

I see Tiki Shewan listed both as 6th and 5th dan. A mistake or different persons with the same (uncommon, I believe) name?

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Old 01-12-2011, 11:35 AM   #8
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Re: Kagami Biraki Promotions 2011

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Congratulations.

A question, if you don't mind:

I see Tiki Shewan listed both as 6th and 5th dan. A mistake or different persons with the same (uncommon, I believe) name?
Well, along with him there seem to be a whole bunch of students of Tamura Sensei being promoted to grades that are the same (or actually lower) than the ones that used to be given on their French website when I last looked.
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:06 PM   #9
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Re: Kagami Biraki Promotions 2011

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I used google translate:

8th Dan

Koide, Takeo
Yasuo Shimizu
Katsuyuki Shimamoto
Hiroshi Motoe Fukakusa
Fujimoto Yoji
Fukuda Yasushi
Some of these are known to me, but not all. anyone know where they train (country/organization) that can place them?

Erik
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:38 PM   #10
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Some of these are known to me, but not all. anyone know where they train (country/organization) that can place them?

Erik
I only know Katsuyuki Shimamoto sensei. He is the sensei of my sensei. Here is a video from a seminar in Israel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ynt92wWNn2A

I participated in a seminar he gave in the Netherlands last october. AFAIK he also gives seminars in Poland.

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Old 01-24-2011, 07:09 PM   #11
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Re: Kagami Biraki Promotions 2011

Motohiro Fukakusa Sensei is the head of Aikido Association Thailand.

www.thaiaikikai.com

Yoji Fujimoto is from Italia Aikikai.

www.aikikai.it

Rommel
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:18 AM   #12
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Re: Kagami Biraki Promotions 2011

There is a Christopher Li listed for 5th dan. If that is Aikiweb`s Christopher Li, congratulations Chris!
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:05 AM   #13
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Re: Kagami Biraki Promotions 2011

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There is a Christopher Li listed for 5th dan. If that is Aikiweb`s Christopher Li, congratulations Chris!
Well, I guess that they'll promote anybody if they hang around long enough .

Thanks for the kind thoughts!

Best,

Chris

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Old 01-25-2011, 10:19 AM   #14
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Re: Kagami Biraki Promotions 2011

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Well, I guess that they'll promote anybody if they hang around long enough .

Thanks for the kind thoughts!

Best,

Chris
Serious congratulations, Chris!

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Old 01-25-2011, 10:25 AM   #15
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Re: Kagami Biraki Promotions 2011

Why are there only a handful of promotions to shodan while half the Aikidoka on earth apparently have been promoted to godan?
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:38 AM   #16
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Re: Kagami Biraki Promotions 2011

Congratulations, Chris!
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:40 AM   #17
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Why are there only a handful of promotions to shodan while half the Aikidoka on earth apparently have been promoted to godan?
Kagami Biraki promotions are all, I believe, by recommendation. Most shodans get promoted by testing, but from godan up it's by recommendation only.

Best,

Chris

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Old 01-25-2011, 11:16 AM   #18
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Re: Kagami Biraki Promotions 2011

Aloha Chris,

Yours was a Godan by recommendation, but I happen to know that you truly earned it as well by your daily conduct, devotion to Ueshiba Aiki, and your fierce loyalty to maintaining Aikido's integrity.

Omedetoo Gozaimashita!
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:18 AM   #19
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Re: Kagami Biraki Promotions 2011

Congratulations, Chris Li!

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Old 01-25-2011, 01:50 PM   #20
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Re: Kagami Biraki Promotions 2011

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Well, I guess that they'll promote anybody if they hang around long enough .

Thanks for the kind thoughts!

Best,

Chris
Congrats!
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:26 PM   #21
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Re: Kagami Biraki Promotions 2011

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There is a Christopher Li listed for 5th dan. If that is Aikiweb`s Christopher Li, congratulations Chris!
Congratulations to you Chris!! And also to Shimokawa Sensei from Kauai!!!
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:44 PM   #22
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Re: Kagami Biraki Promotions 2011

Hello,
I wish I had seen this when it was originally posted. Suwannee Sensei of Thailand was my teacher for two or three years. She saw me struggling to follow a rapid-fire class taught by multiple teachers, and took me under her wing in the classes she taught. Her patient, step-by-step instruction allowed me to stay with Aikido, and I am still training, 14 years after leaving Thailand. I'm grateful for her contribution to my training, and pleased to learn of her promotion to Godan. I hope I can see her and Fukakusa Shihan some day. Belated congratulations, Fukakusa Shihan, Ahjahn Prapant, Ahjahn Suwanee, and Ahjahn Pisuttiwad.

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