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


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  • 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.

    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

  • The thrill of being promoted to shodan, of putting on for the first time the black belt and the hakama, the long wide pleated black trousers, was just as intense as what he had felt when he received the orders giving him command of Excelsior.


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