Brian Kagen pick: “Marin aikido teacher to become rare seventh-degree black belt,” by Christian Goepel

“‘This is totally befuddling to me – I can’t tell you I expected it or wanted it,’ said Hans Goto, 59, of San Anselmo, who credited his students, family and colleagues for his promotion to seventh-degree black belt, known also as 7th dan black belt. ‘But it is a great honor, and the reality will sink in when I return to the U.S.'”

Brian Kagen is an avid web researcher with a particular interest in martial arts. His training background includes both judo and aikido. He has contributed hundreds of article links over the years for AJ readers.

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  1. Congratulations Hans! …though I haven’t seen you in years, I always thought your stuff was awesome.

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