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Dan (Japanese an Cheenese: 段) is a rank usit in Asian sports sic as Go[1][2] an shogi. It ranges frae 1 dan (初段) tae 10 dan (十段, Judan[3]) or 1 tae 9. Higher nummers means greater skill.

Japan[eedit | eedit soorce]

Degree 1st Dan 2nt Dan 3rd Dan 4t Dan 5t Dan 6t Dan 7t Dan 8t Dan 9t Dan 10t Dan
Pronunciation Shodan[4] Nidan Sandan Yondan Godan Rokudan Shichidan[5] Hachidan Kudan Jūdan[3]
Kanji 初段 弐段/二段[6] 参段/三段[7] 四段 五段 六段 七段 八段 九段 十段[3]

Notable fowks wi higher dan[eedit | eedit soorce]

Dan Japanese an Cheenese Names
9 九段 Rui Naiwei[8]
8 八段 Mika Yoshida, Kazuko Konishi
7 七段 Ayumi Suzuki, Ichiyo Shimizu, Joanne Missingham
6 六段 Kana Satomi, Hiroe Nakai, Xie Yimin

References an notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. In Japan, Dan ranks are given bi Nihon Ki-in an Kansai Ki-in.
  2. senseis.xmp.net?Dan
  3. a b c senseis.xmp.net?Judan
  4. Shodan is "beginnin grade".
  5. Sometimes also pronouncit Nanadan.
  6. The aulder kanji for "2"--弐--is usually usit.
  7. The aulder kanji for "3"--参--is usually usit.
  8. senseis.xmp.net?RuiNaiwei