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Old 01-12-2006, 08:33 PM   #1
Edwin Neal
Dojo: Ronin
Location: Henderson, North Carolina
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 597
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Ai symbol Standards of testing???

I have brushed this in several threads now so here we go:

1. Should there be documented standardized criterion/requirements for ranks across aikido "associations" ie like everone uses hombu or iwama requirements for example?

2. Do you think your dojo requirements are easy-realistic-bloody hard?

3. Could we put up a blog or db on what requirements are a various dojo/organizations?

4. Does anyone really care that some schools basically give you a belt for tying your belt properly or just showing up to a minimun number of classes?

I guess I have some issues with consistency, because of my exposure to what some people might term aikidance or bullshido ie stuff that gives all those trolls the impression that aikido is not a real MA and stuff like that?

Edwin Neal


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