Definitions

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  • noun The lowest black belt rank in Japanese martial arts.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Presenting a notebook for review is one of the requirements for a shodan candidate.

    Notes to Myself

  • The “black belts” are referred to as yudansha, and the first dan grade, shodan, basically means that the holder is now taken as a serious student of the art.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • And, of course, shodan first dan grade is only the beginning.

    Belting Out

  • The “black belts” are referred to as yudansha, and the first dan grade, shodan, basically means that the holder is now taken as a serious student of the art.

    Belting Out

  • And, of course, shodan first dan grade is only the beginning.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • I have to say, though, that I'm fairly disappointed in the standard of kata I saw from the brown and black belts there: I'm no great shakes at basai dai and teki shodan, but my local sensei insists on a much more consistent standard, even among the six- and seven-year-olds.

    between the rock and the cold, cold sea -- Day

  • At the end, they got their belts -- Gustavo's now a nidan, and Ryon's a shodan.

    back in the black

  • Currently, my sister is the highest ranking sushido practitioner so far with a sandan/3rd degree black belt, and I consider myself only a shodan/1st degree black belt compared to her.

    Archive 2005-03-01

  • Your shodan will be easier the traditional route...

    Gooey Sticky Number 3: Mekabu

  • Do I get my sushido shodan if I can guess what it is?

    Gooey Sticky Number 3: Mekabu

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