What Is A Shidoshi?

The title of shidoshi in the Japanese martial arts refers to a teaching license in the Bujinkan dojo methods of martial arts. This menkyo, issued by Masaaki Hatsumi allows one to transmit the Bujinkan arts.

Shidoshi menkyo are often issued at the 5th dan level, with 5th dan being the minimum for the responsibility.

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