Nomination of the first Dai Shihans (9th Dan)
During the international summer seminar in Skien, Norway, Doshu Soke nominated the first 9th Dan in Nanbudo: Rune O. Hansen, who paved the way in this grade.
At the International WNF Seminar in Platja d’Aro, Spain in july, Doshu Soke conducted a ceremony in which he also promoted Stephane Carel (France), Leo Rafolt (Croatia) and Mariano Carrasco (Spain) to the rank of Dai Shihan.
In the same evening Serge Salvai (France) wes promoted to the rank of Hanshi (8th Dan) and Jean-paul Renucci (France) was promoted to the honorary 8th Dan.
Our warmest congratulations to all.