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Old 02-10-2006, 03:46 AM   #26
Peter Goldsbury
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Dojo: Hiroshima Kokusai Dojo
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Re: Definition of "Dan"?

Don J. Modesto wrote:
Hi, Peter,

Herewith, ANOTHER archived post bearing the mark "PAG".

Peter, when ARE you going to write a book?!

As always, thank you for this.
Hello Don,

Well, the older I become, the less time I seem to have, but you are right. I really should get down to it and follow in the footsteps of people like Ellis A.

Actually, I have my suspicions about the 'carving steps up a cliff ' explanation, but I will wait until I have all the evidence before posting.

Best wishes,

P A Goldsbury
Hiroshima, Japan
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Old 02-10-2006, 09:57 AM   #27
Mark Uttech
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Re: Definition of "Dan"?

Clint, I learned that we use 'yon' instead of 'shi' for 4th dan because 'shi' also has the same meaning as 'death'.
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Old 02-10-2006, 02:54 PM   #28
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Re: Definition of "Dan"?

Hi, Peter,

Peter A Goldsbury wrote:
Well, the older I become, the less time I seem to have, but you are right. I really should get down to it and follow in the footsteps of people like Ellis A.

Not "them"?

I'm thinking one for history, one for technique, one for Jpn society, one for etymology, one for rigorous investigation of claims to spirituality...

In the meanwhile, I benefit immensely from your posts. Thank you so much for posting with us.

Don J. Modesto
St. Petersburg, Florida
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