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Old 01-09-2012, 12:34 AM   #1
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Kagami Biraki Promotions 2012

Do you have any news on who were promoted to 7th, 8th and 9th Dans last night by the Aikikai?

Thanks!
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:13 AM   #2
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Re: Kagami Biraki Promotions 2012

I don't have any news, but it's worth keeping an eye on the Aikikai Hombu website http://www.aikikai.or.jp/eng/index.htm . Last year the online announcement was posted two or three days after Kagami-Biraki.

Alex
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:35 PM   #3
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Re: Kagami Biraki Promotions 2012

Now posted at: http://www.aikikai.or.jp/jpn/info/2012/pdf/h24.pdf
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:27 PM   #4
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Re: Kagami Biraki Ceremony Tokyo

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Congratulations to Suzuki-sensei and Takahashi-sensei. I see that they still haven't posted a complete list of promotions on the honbu website though. Does anyone have any more information?
Just came out:

http://www.aikikai.or.jp/jpn/info/2012/pdf/h24.pdf
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:27 PM   #5
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Re: Kagami Biraki Ceremony Tokyo

Congratulations to Peter Goldsbury.

Best regards,

Chuck Clark
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:30 AM   #6
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Re: Kagami Biraki Ceremony Tokyo

Yes, congratulations to Peter indeed!

My personal congratulations also to Peter Gillard, Allan Hagan, Paul Smith, Piotr Borowski, Peter Lagerwaard and Davinder Bath.

Can anyone identify the 8th Dan promotions?

Alex
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:41 AM   #7
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Re: Kagami Biraki Ceremony Tokyo

Congratulations to Peter.

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Can anyone identify the 8th Dan promotions?

Alex
I'm not personally familiar with any of these sensei's and I hope I have their names right, because name readings are particularly tricky. Anyway, here they are:

Hari Sunao
Shimada Goro
Arai Toshiyuki
Shigeta Shinji
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:45 AM   #8
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Re: Kagami Biraki Ceremony Tokyo

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Can anyone identify the 8th Dan promotions?
Alex
I used http://nihongo.j-talk.com/kanji/ to convert from Kanji to Romanji (latin alphabet).
I got the names of the following senseis:
Shimada Gorou
Hari su Nao
Toshiyuki Arai
Shinji Shibata

Indeed, best regards to Peter Goldsbury. Also best wishes for the promotions of 4 Israeli teachers to 5th dan:
* Amir Graf
* Ze'ev Erlich
* Daniel Herman
* Amnon Tzechovoy
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:00 AM   #9
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Dear friends, here is the formal Aikikai announcment: http://www.aikikai.or.jp/jpn/info/2012/pdf/h24.pdf
congratulations )

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Old 01-11-2012, 04:05 AM   #10
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Re: Kagami Biraki Ceremony Tokyo

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I used http://nihongo.j-talk.com/kanji/ to convert from Kanji to Romanji (latin alphabet).
I got the names of the following senseis:
Shimada Gorou
Hari su Nao
Toshiyuki Arai
Shinji Shibata

Indeed, best regards to Peter Goldsbury. Also best wishes for the promotions of 4 Israeli teachers to 5th dan:
* Amir Graf
* Ze'ev Erlich
* Daniel Herman
* Amnon Tzechovoy
Thank you Ziv...

Ze'ev from Masatake Dojo Rehovot
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:43 AM   #11
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Re: Kagami Biraki Ceremony Tokyo

Congratulations to Gerardo Villaluz from Aikido Philippines on his promotion to 5th Dan!
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:11 AM   #12
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Re: Kagami Biraki Ceremony Tokyo

おめでとうございます Peter !!!
(hope it's correct )

And I'm very glad to see my teacher on the list as a rokudan now and a close friend also.
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:37 AM   #13
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Re: Kagami Biraki Ceremony Tokyo

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Congratulations to Peter Goldsbury.

Best regards,
Absolutely!

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Old 01-11-2012, 09:18 AM   #14
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Aikikai Hombu Dojo: 2012 Kagami Biraki Promotions List

Posted 2012-01-11 08:18:19 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: http://www.aikikai.or.jp/jpn/info/2012/pdf/h24.pdf

Aikikai Hombu Dojo has just released their 2012 Kagami Biraki promotions list available by clicking here.

Congratulations to everyone on the list!

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Old 01-11-2012, 10:33 AM   #15
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Re: Kagami Biraki Promotions 2012

http://www.aikikai.or.jp/jpn/info/2012/pdf/h24.pdf

"In my opinion, the time of spreading aikido to the world is finished; now we have to focus on quality." Yamada Yoshimitsu

Ultracrepidarianism ... don't.
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:00 AM   #16
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Re: Kagami Biraki Ceremony Tokyo

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Yes, congratulations to Peter indeed!

My personal congratulations also to Peter Gillard, Allan Hagan, Paul Smith, Piotr Borowski, Peter Lagerwaard and Davinder Bath.

Alex
Seconded - well done all
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Old 01-12-2012, 01:21 AM   #17
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Re: Aikikai Hombu Dojo: 2012 Kagami Biraki Promotions List

Congratulations to Eymard Laureano of Aikido Shinwakai, 5th Dan!
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:53 AM   #18
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Re: Kagami Biraki Promotions 2011

My sensei, Kazuo Nomura, was promoted to 7 dan, and notice Peter Goldsbury was too! Congratulations!
My sensei hadn't been promoted in 30 years so we are all really excited.
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:51 AM   #19
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Re: Kagami Biraki Ceremony Tokyo

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Seconded - well done all
Thanks Alex, Philip... Only thing is I was promoted in August 2005. Just took a while to register it!

Congratulations to everyone, especially my friend Harbrinder Kang (6th Dan) - well done!
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:53 AM   #20
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Re: Kagami Biraki Ceremony Tokyo

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Absolutely!
Hi Folks,
I concur with this comment!.Cheers, Joe.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:50 AM   #21
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Re: Kagami Biraki Ceremony Tokyo

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Thanks Alex, Philip... Only thing is I was promoted in August 2005. Just took a while to register it!

Congratulations to everyone, especially my friend Harbrinder Kang (6th Dan) - well done!
Ha! I thought I had already seen you described as 5th Dan in various places, so I was surprised to see your name on the list...

Alex
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:29 AM   #22
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Re: Kagami Biraki Promotions 2011

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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?
My understanding is that Kagami Biraki is usually just for recommended promotions. Since most Shodan is by examination it always seems a little lopsided
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:02 AM   #23
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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!
Congrats Chris, now you are The Aiki Master!

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Old 01-12-2012, 09:09 AM   #24
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Re: Kagami Biraki Promotions 2011

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Congrats Chris, now you are The Aiki Master!
Thanks! Kind of an old thread, isn't it

Best,

Chris

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Old 01-12-2012, 09:23 AM   #25
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Re: Kagami Biraki Promotions 2011

Still, congratulations!

Ernesto
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