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    Promotion of Luis Gardia to (USJF) 9th dan

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    Cichorei Kano

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    Promotion of Luis Gardia to (USJF) 9th dan

    Post by Cichorei Kano on Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:56 pm

    Luis Gardia from Miami has become the first person who (finally) is not of Japanese heritage who has been promoted to 9th dan by the USJF:

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/07/14/2893018/living-legend-of-pan-american.html

    Congrats !!


    USJF has also promoted Uchida 'Yosh' Yoshihiro from SJSU to 9th dan, while USA Judo's according to its own information (as I have reported earlier) has apparently promoted him to 10th dan although strangely no news report still mentions this exceptionally high (10th dan) rank. So also congrats to Uchida-sensei for this second promotion.


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    Re: Promotion of Luis Gardia to (USJF) 9th dan

    Post by Jonesy on Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:17 am

    Comgratulaotions to Mr Gardia on this promotion. In the Miami Herald, he is referred to as Hanshi. Which body bestowed this title on him?


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