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Old 05-17-2005, 05:53 AM   #16
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Re: Philippine ranking and other stories

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David Yap wrote:
Rupert,

In Thailand, the criteria I heard is the Aikikai grading fees.

David Y
Actually I don't bellieve that's quite right -- it's not to do with the fees or waiting for the certificate. At the gradings at Renukan (the Thai aikikai HQ dojo), shodan-ho is a separate test from shodan. It's just another rank before shodan, and is (as Rupert says) signified by a black belt with no hakama.

Yours
Dave
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