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Adam Huss 03-13-2010 09:27 PM

Ronbun for testing
 
How common is it for your tests to include essay requirements for a test, at what rank, and what kinds of questions do you get?

My organization has both Aikikai and Yonshinkan style dojo and they include ronbun starting at least at the shodan level. Many different topics ranging from "Shinken Shobu" and its relation to your personal training to "Aikido History and Future."

We also have written tests for the mudansha...starting off with T/F, A, B, C choice-type questions, then getting into fill in the blank type questions around 3rd-1st kyu.

Linda Eskin 03-13-2010 10:31 PM

Re: Ronbun for testing
 
We have a requirement for all levels from 2nd kyu on, which is "an opportunity for the advancing student to express Aikido principles in a form of their choice." The details are here: http://aikidosd.com/bbproject.htm

chillzATL 03-14-2010 07:53 AM

Re: Ronbun for testing
 
It's required for all ranks in our organization. Two pages up through ikkyu, 10+ pages from shodan on.

phitruong 03-15-2010 06:54 AM

Re: Ronbun for testing
 
Quote:

Jason Casteel wrote: (Post 253796)
It's required for all ranks in our organization. Two pages up through ikkyu, 10+ pages from shodan on.

double spaces, large fonts? :)

me aiki-ogre no write, throw good, eat better. :D

Nick P. 03-15-2010 08:05 AM

Re: Ronbun for testing
 
Quote:

Phi Truong wrote: (Post 253829)
double spaces, large fonts? :)

me aiki-ogre no write, throw good, eat better. :D

:D

My dad always says "Strong like bull, smart like pig, stink like goat." Nidan is first essay, topic of one's choosing.

ninjaqutie 03-15-2010 01:48 PM

Re: Ronbun for testing
 
I think our dojo does it for shodan on.

Linda Eskin 03-15-2010 03:13 PM

Re: Ronbun for testing
 
Coincidentally, Goldberg Sensei's blog post today is "Sho-Dan as Rite of Passage" and includes some thoughts on the project required at our dojo.

Adam Huss 03-15-2010 04:11 PM

Re: Ronbun for testing
 
I think the AWA posts their essays on their home website somewhere.


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