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1Any of ten degrees of advanced proficiency in judo or karate:‘he was awarded his first dan’
- ‘In fact some of today's most well-known teachers were skipped one or two dans during aikido's early years.’
- ‘The preceding autumn at the Great Kodokan Red and White Match I had been lucky enough to break away from my group and advance to the third dan.’
- ‘He holds a 2nd dan in aikido and studies at the Northeast Aikikai, Chelmsford, MA.’
- ‘He had a fourth or fifth dan in karate and was extremely strong.’
- ‘Later he was awarded his seventh dan in the organization.’
- ‘He gave me a 6th dan and told me to go to the office to get the certificate!’
- ‘In effect, the first person to register with the government ‘wins,’ but they end up having people with only 1st dans having the authority to issue dan rankings to others.’
- ‘So there are a good many people who stop coming completely after they get their dan.’
- ‘In the days before Kano created Judo, there was no kyu / dan ranking system in the martial arts.’
- ‘He joined the highly-touted Waseda Judo Club, advancing to the rank of fourth dan by his senior year.’
- ‘Eventually those who receive kyu and dan rankings as a result of the popularization of Aikido will end up at Hombu.’
- ‘We require a certain number of practice hours and a test for promotion to kyu and dan ranks.’
- ‘For example, who would come out on top if fifth dans in judo and karate were to match skills?’
- ‘There is no evidence that Funakoshi himself had ranking in any budo under the dan / kyu system.’
- ‘Graeson, who holds a 10th dan black belt in jujitsu, and Chang, holder of an eighth dan karate black belt, were the foremost members of the Kitwe judo club.’
- ‘Takahashi Sensei had dan rankings in aikido, kendo and judo and was very much an inspiration to me in my early years.’
- ‘The headmaster has awarded a third dan to Mr. Alain Floquet of France.’
- ‘The belt indicates Fukuda has reached the ninth dan level in judo.’
- ‘One day a man who had perhaps a 5th dan in judo came to the dojo and Yukawa was told to practice with him.’
- ‘He was the founder or ‘Shihan’ and his was the responsibility to authorize his pupils' dans.’
- 1.1 A person who has achieved a dan:‘in five years' time they can become a black belt second dan’
- ‘He is currently a 7th dan shihan and teaches aikido at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo.’
- ‘Richard, a black belt second dan, took up the martial art of shotokan after being bullied in junior school, and found it boosted his confidence.’
- ‘At a recent judo clinic I attended, eighty-year old 10th dan Phil Porter told us we would achieve that when we had done a technique ‘ten thousand times’!’
- ‘There was a man called Mr. Nagasaki who was a 4th dan in Judo and he was also thrown easily.’
- ‘For Hinton is a fourth dan in aikido, a Japanese martial art which puts emphasis on self-belief and inner focus.’
- ‘One day a navy man confronted me, a person said to be a 7th dan holder in Kendo.’
- ‘Mwitwa expressed happiness at the team that is being drilled by Japanese Judo expert sensei Hosui Sakaki, a seventh dan, saying they had responded well to the training.’
- ‘His system of Judo is fully described in his book My Method of Judo written when he was a 7th dan and published in English in 1955.’
- ‘'Now he is a second dan and a black belt degree holder,’ said Silvi.’
- ‘He went to Hawaii as a 5th dan where he opened a dojo and has taught Aikido to several thousand Hawaiians.’
- ‘One day, a 6th dan Karate teacher came to the dojo with an introduction from an acquaintance and challenged me to a match.’
- ‘He left an entourage of 9th dans, 8th dans and a few recently promoted 10th dans.’
- ‘Chris Pate, a black belt first dan in Amayo Kai karate, has already smashed his way through 50 concrete blocks and last year fended off a Samurai attack by his wife in a thrilling demonstration of martial arts.’
- ‘The young 5th and 6th dans for fun prepared themselves to fight.’
- ‘His successor was one of Kawai's students named Makoto Nishida, now a 6th dan.’
- ‘Even many of the third dans had progressed so far ahead of me that they could throw me all over the place.’
- ‘Today, the 23-year-old second dan will be competing with the best in the world in one of the most esoteric martial arts on the planet.’
- ‘He was a 6th dan in both aikido and judo, and he came over to England in around 1958 or 59 to teach judo.’
- ‘He is a first dan in Tae Kwon Do and a second dan in Shotokan karate.’
- ‘Six, seven, and eighth dans wear a sectioned red-and-white belt, while ninth and tenth grades wear a solid red belt.’
1940s: from Japanese.
A small temporary marker buoy with a lightweight flagpole.
- ‘Four anchored dan buoys with radar transponders provided navigational control for the greater part of the survey.’
- ‘The short first beat to a dan buoy near the Steamboat Museum gave an indication of unpredictable conditions.’
- ‘To stop the dan buoys being pushed over by tide and wind, a smaller buoy called a "tide buff" is attached between the tow and the main dan buoy.’
- ‘The starting line outer distance mark will be either a dan-buoy or a boat ... Finishing marks will be a race committee boat and an orange dan-buoy.’
- ‘Sunday brought a strong easterly wind and a course was set in the north lake with a start near FBA south to a dan buoy near Roughholme Island.’
Late 17th century: of unknown origin.
1(in the Bible) a Hebrew patriarch, son of Jacob and Bilhah (Gen. 30:6).
- 1.1 The tribe of Israel traditionally descended from Dan.
- 1.2 An ancient town in the north of Canaan, where the tribe of Dan settled. It marked the northern limit of the ancient Hebrew kingdom of Israel (Judges 20).
- 1.1 The tribe of Israel traditionally descended from Dan.
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