So the rank after 1 kyu is 1 dan amateur, and the rank after 7 dan amateur, is 1 dan pro. The highest ranking being 7 dan pro. Is this correct?
For visual people
25 kyu - - - 1 kyu - - - 1 dan amateur - - - 7 dan amateur - - - 1 dan pro - - - 7 dan pro - - - Honorary Meijin
Professional ranks go up to 9 dan. Titles are kind of different than ranks, and don’t really place anyone “above” another rank.
how is one to tell the difference between amateur and pro dans? In translations I only read the word “dan”.
Also, if you’re reading about them, they’re probably pros. When written out, it’s usually something like ‘9 dan professional’.
It’s crazy to think how good some players are