Christian Tissier, 7 dan aikikai, wycofał swoją prośbę o promocje na 8 dan, przyczyny podał w swoim oficjalnym stanowisku podanym dziś:
Open letter to the heads of French Aikido
I have been informed that the FFAAA, the federation to which I belong, had requested my promotion to the rank of 8th Dan during the past meeting of the CSDGE.
Although the grading comity of the FFAB [translator’s note: the other of the two accredited French federations] is on principle agreeable to the motion, it has decided to render its agreement conditional to the solving of a past contention between the two federations in a way that is exclusively beneficial to the FFAB. This places my nomination at the center of a shocking blackmail that is totally independent of the technical and human values that such a grade is supposed to reflect.
In return, the use of this „veto power” has resulted in the suspension in the processing of all other exceptional nominations for both federations.
Therefore, in order not to be awarded a grade upon criteria others than those that it is supposed to sanction, and in order not to penalize other practitioners of value in their respective nominations, I have decided to ask Maxime Delhomme and the members of the CSDGE within my federation to withdraw their request for my promotion to the grade of 8th Dan.
July 15th 2012
Współczuję i życzę powodzenia i rozwiązaniu tej obrzydliwie wstydliwej sprawy.
Przypominam, iż Christian Tissier komentował moje artykuły dotyczące stawów człowieka w aikido, które znalazły się na tym blogu.