1st Dan

1st Dan


1st Dan (Shodan) awarded by the Dai Nihon Iaido Renmei. The recipient is expected to have an idea of the fundamentals of iaido practice. The Federation does not stipulate a period of time after starting iaido, but it is typically considered as around two years after commencing.

The patch for 1st Dan is a white base with black writing and a black horizontal stripe.

People with this qualification:

  • Andrzej Duda avatar
  • Don Eisele avatar
  • Teresa McEleney avatar
  • Fumiko Masuda avatar
  • Richard O'Sullivan avatar
  • Andrew Brassington avatar
  • Barry Spohr avatar
  • Charles Cheung avatar
  • Robert Glasz avatar
  • Tomonori Takai avatar