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  • What grade is your Dojo leader / teacher? (Again)

    Hi

    I asked this question on KW a while ago here. Thought it would be good to ask again and see if anything has changed.

    What grade is your Dojo leader / main teacher?

    Many thanks

    John
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    Ikkyu (1st Kyu) or below
    1.74%
    2
    Shodan (1st Dan)
    1.74%
    2
    Nidan (2nd Dan)
    3.48%
    4
    Sandan (3rd Dan)
    8.70%
    10
    Yondan (4th Dan)
    19.13%
    22
    Godan (5th Dan)
    20.87%
    24
    Rokudan (6th Dan)
    12.17%
    14
    Nanadan (7th Dan)
    20.00%
    23
    Hachidan (8th Dan)
    9.57%
    11
    None (currently self taught)
    2.61%
    3

  • #2
    May I ask why it matters?

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    • #3
      There is such a thing as curiosity...

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      • #4
        Teacher's ranks is a good indicator of quality/progress of Kendo in a country (outside Japan and Korea). There are only a few countries that can have 7-dan sensei and even in those, lower ranked teachers are still (somewhat) common.

        This is a good follow-up from the one the OP did years ago.

        Unfortunatly my situation remains the same: sensei is still 7-dan, though he tried for 8-dan earlier this year.

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        • #5
          Self promoted 10-dan Golden arches dojo .. SIR!!

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          • #6
            My sensei's hachidan and his two sons are both rokudan

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            • #7
              kendo sensei: nanadan, rokudan, and so on.
              iaido sensei: rokudan

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              • #8
                A few hachidan (one hanshi) and more nanadan than you can shake a shinai at.

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                • #9
                  is nanadan the highest grade obtainable in iaido? my sensei is also nanadan in iaido

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                  • #10
                    I put hachidan because I'm registered with 3 dojos, 2 of which have big men at the captain's table (one of them has 4....and it's not a police dojo!), and the Big O should be one by now anyway.

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                    • #11
                      I'm jealous of you all!
                      I get to train only two-three times a year with a nanadan sensei, and only once did with a hachidan sensei in my Kendo life...

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                      • #12
                        Put Hachidan, Iaido - Hachidan plus a bunch of nana dans, Kendo --- will be starting up again and sensei is kyoshi nana dan (sp?) , Aikido not sure what the head Sensei rank is.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Abramo View Post
                          Teacher's ranks is a good indicator of quality/progress of Kendo in a country (outside Japan and Korea). There are only a few countries that can have 7-dan sensei and even in those, lower ranked teachers are still (somewhat) common.
                          To be fair, you'd have to make separate threads for each area... I mean, I voted for 7-dan, but I also live in Japan, which I imagine would skew the statistics a little.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by The great I AM View Post
                            the Big O should be one by now anyway.
                            Is he going to have a shot at it?

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                            • #15
                              My main dojo is godan both iai and kendo, second dojo rokudan, third dojo rokudan renshi in both.

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