trust all is well. Seeking some information, please. Sometime ago I had graded for my dan grade, which was administered by my national federation, and passed. I was issued a national certificate while application was made to the IJF. It's been a long while now, and in asking on the whereabouts of my IJF certificate, I am informed that a representative of the continental federation has stated that IJF does not issue dan grades below 8th dan any longer, with 7th dan to be issued by the continental federation.
Would any one know if this is true, or am I - or indeed my national federation - being taken for the proverbial ride?