John Riggs wrote:
She's only 5th dan after 50 years? Hmmm. How many males would be?
One of our male Sensei's will also make 50 years and he is 6th Dan, Suzuki Sensei is 8th Dan (just over 50 years). Rank is different for everybody. We have three women with about 30 years who are also 6th Dan. It's been said that our Dojo tends not to just hand them out for longevity sake.
That being said, I am in no position to judge anyone's rank. I have tremendous respect for Olive Silva. That will never change nor be affected by a Dan rank.