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Old 01-07-2018, 06:15 AM   #1
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How do you correctly state a dan rank in your CV?

Hi all from Cologne,

meanwhile I have searched a lot and could not find an answer to this question.

Background: I am working on a workshop about Aikido principles in management/everyday's life. Now I'm struggling with my profile in English and I'm wondering how you would state your Aikikai dan rank correctly.

something like "Aikido practitioner since 20XX, rank: 3rd dan Aikido, Aikikai Hombu Dojo, Tokyo, Japan"?

I know this is silly, but sadly certificates sell - especially in Germany

Grateful for your feedback,

Björn
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Old 01-07-2018, 07:19 AM   #2
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Re: How do you correctly state a dan rank in your CV?

Most people do not know what "dan" means, so might I suggest, "Sandan (3rd degree black belt) from the Aikikai Hombu Dojo, Tokyo, Japan".

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Old 01-07-2018, 10:31 AM   #3
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Re: How do you correctly state a dan rank in your CV?

I've seen - for example 3rd degree black belt or 3rd Dan (Black belt) used.
Both seem to work
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Old 01-08-2018, 05:54 AM   #4
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Re: How do you correctly state a dan rank in your CV?

International Regulations, Article 2:
The Aikikai Foundation Aikido World Headquarters shall be referred to hereinafter as the Hombu.

So I wouldn't use Hombu Dojo, just Hombu.
But who cares about the correct designation, most people don't even know what a dan rank is, or even what Aikido is.

In my opinion, much more important is the teaching line and the time of practice.
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Old 01-10-2018, 03:13 AM   #5
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Re: How do you correctly state a dan rank in your CV?

Thanks for your replies!

Right now Jim's version appeals most to me.
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:42 AM   #6
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Re: How do you correctly state a dan rank in your CV?

"Sandan (3rd degree black belt) from the Aikikai, Aikido World Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan"
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