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Old 11-02-2005, 01:33 PM   #16
Nick Simpson
Dojo: White Rose Aikido - Durham University
Location: Gateshead
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 916
United Kingdom
Re: When is long enough to long?

I suppose you also have to consider the differences between the western idea of aikido and the japanese. West: Black belt is a high grade. Japan: Black belt is the start of training. Hence, in japan, I would very probably be a nidan now, compared to a first kyu as I am currently. Not saying I wish I was a nidan, Im just showing the cultural differences as they definately have something to say on this argument.

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
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