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Creation Date: 03-03-2005 01:13 AM
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  #215 New 04-16-2010 12:36 AM
There were three shodans grading for nidan and three nidans grading for sandan. The three nidans proved a joy to watch with the tanto and bokken techniques and the multiple attackers. Since I was one of the shodans, I wasn't able to see the other two shodans grade other than the occasional glance in their direction to avoid colliding with them. However I am sure they were fine.

We had several changes of ukes as the grading went on for an hour and a half for the nidans and an hour for the shodans. There were a bunch of brown and black belts also on the mat at the start grading for their respective grades but naturally they got to sit down a lot earlier than the rest of us did.

I think the shodans all ran through 6 ukes each or at least I did. I'm very grateful to the ukes, most of whom were some outstanding ukes in the dojo and they were certainly put to the test for their stamina and ability to take freestyle attacks.

I learned where some of my weaknesses were and where some of my strengths which is always useful to know. I do not remember much else other than the techniques I occasionally fluffed and the rest is a blur of movement.

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