Mar
01

Hombu vs. Yoshinkan! “Dan Inflation in the Early Years of Aikido,” by Stanley Pranin

What caught my eye was an announcement listing the dan promotions awarded on January 15 of 1962 at the annual Kagami Biraki celebration. A number of famous names are mentioned in that list, some of them prewar students of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba, while others began training following World War II…

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