Now official: Shodan

By Dmitry Kann A minute read
This post  in Russian

And here we are, almost four months after the exam I officially possess a Shodan Aikido Aikikai:

Shodan certificate.
Shodan certificate.

The diploma has been solemnly granted by Marc Jongsten (who also took the exam) during a short ceremony at Aikido Centrum Leiden.

Besides this—handwritten—certificate I was also given an official Hombu Dojo passport, instead of the former one, issued by the DAF:

Aikidoka’s passport.
Aikidoka’s passport.

This stuff is quite expensive I must say: shodan (first dan) costs € 125, nidan (second dan) is € 175. ■

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