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Forum categories => General Discussion => Topic started by: BKA on 25 January, 2014, 12:35:58

Title: Shimadera-san is awarded 7th Dan
Post by: BKA on 25 January, 2014, 12:35:58
Many congratulations to [user]K.Cima[/user], who has been awarded his 7th Dan.
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http://instagram.com/p/jky-XGHAXc/ (http://instagram.com/p/jky-XGHAXc/)

For those of you that don't know, there are grades 7-10 above the "normal" Dan gradings. These are awarded based on the things a player has done to promote kendama in various ways. [See
http://www.kendama.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,635.0.html (http://www.kendama.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,635.0.html) ]

With his travels and interactions with foreign players, Cima has certainly helped to spread a lot of kendama culture and knowledge to the Western world.

We salute you, sir!
Title: Re: Shimadera-san is awarded 7th Dan
Post by: shalafi on 25 January, 2014, 19:05:52
I saw it earlier today on Facebook.

It is a very well deserved 7th Dan. I'm very happy for Shimadera-san
Title: Re: Shimadera-san is awarded 7th Dan
Post by: LarsVegas on 25 January, 2014, 22:57:05
Shimadera-san definitely deserved this grade. His presence at the European Conventions is always most highly welcome and inspiring. Congratulations.
Title: Re: Shimadera-san is awarded 7th Dan
Post by: K.Cima on 26 January, 2014, 15:30:38
Thank you so much. It is honor JKA recognized my activities and many friends congratulated me.
My life goes with kendama. And I got many friends through playing kendama.
Title: Re: Shimadera-san is awarded 7th Dan
Post by: The Void on 26 January, 2014, 16:51:31
Many congratulations, Cima! I'm really pleased for you.
I've updated http://kendama.co.uk/dan.html (http://kendama.co.uk/dan.html) - it's almost exactly 11 years since you got your 6th Dan!
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