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It's about time too! Hopefully, we'll see more female shihan in the USAF soon.
I'm also happy to see David Halprin added to the shihan list. I've worked with both him and his wife Barbara Britton (who I also think needs to make the list soon, IMHO) during the most recent New Year's seminar at their dojo. Both of them are excellent instructors and nice people to boot.
Last edited by Jennifer Yabut : 05-12-2008 at 12:16 PM.
"The ultimate aim of martial arts is not having to use them." - Miyamoto Musashi
My Sensei is Linda Lee Vecchio. I am so proud and honored to have her as my teacher. She has been continuously training in Aikido since 1965, and she is an "awesome" teacher. I have been training for over 17 years, and still watch her with fascination. Her unending dedication and love of the art is passed along to all of her Dojo students and her community college students.
Congratulations to Vecchio Sensei and all of the other new USAF Shihan.