Dear Aikido Community,
I must apologize for a mistake that I made. I posted the list of Shihan titles submitted for 2024, inadvertently prior to Aikikai's review and approval. It was a misunderstanding on my side, as I have been notified by Aikikai that their review process of Shihan applications has not yet taken please.
Please accept my sincere apologies for any confusion and/or misunderstandings this may have caused. I have removed the Shihan portion from the 2024 promotions list in our blog, and will notify everyone when we receive official notice.
Thank you for understanding,
with warm regards,