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Old 01-24-2006, 08:11 AM   #4
Edwin Neal
Dojo: Ronin
Location: Henderson, North Carolina
Join Date: Jan 2006
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Re: should there be an age for black belts?

my personal opinion is that aikido should be taught to people no younger than 15 or 16 with possible exceptions if they show some level of maturity or have a sincere desire, so they are not likely to be at a shodan level before 18 or 19 (longer really!)... my exception is possibly an all kid class, the curriculum would not grade to black belt, just white belt with possible some promotion, maybe stripes or up to sankyu... so no problem

Edwin Neal


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