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11-13-2004, 10:33 AM
Was just wondering what sort of time it takes to achieve this, i realise everyone is different but if you can just put how long it took you & how often you trained!

Thnaks in advance...

Hanna B
11-13-2004, 01:09 PM
Take a look at this poll

11-13-2004, 02:36 PM
Hi Stephen !

It depends - if Aikido is your first martial art , probably 8-10 years 3 times a week - in my dojo .

yours - Chr.B.

Jill N
11-13-2004, 04:33 PM
Hi Stephen:

It took me 9 and a half years, practicing once a week at first, and soon, two to three times a week. I was in no hurry, though, as I never really intended to get my shodan. I have always practiced aikido because I love doing aikido.

e ya later

11-13-2004, 05:39 PM
Who cares?

11-13-2004, 05:43 PM
Sorry I didn't mean that to sound offensive or dismissive.

I mean..who can quanitfy what is learned by who from whom?

raul rodrigo
11-13-2004, 06:52 PM
Myself, eight years, though others in my dojo have done it in three or four. Five or six seems to be the average among our 25 or so yudansha.