Thread: Shodan test
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Old 10-28-2001, 03:58 PM   #2
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Dojo: Shodokan Honbu (Osaka)
Location: Himeji, Japan
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Hi Mona

My Shodan test took less than 30 minutes - I knew exactly what would be asked and in what order. In my randori I sent a huge Japanese (they exist) flying with an unconventional technique ending up with a huge grin on my face and the same on Shihan.

Point being tests vary so much. No idea what marathon tests actually demonstrate - I am sure it was already decided who was ready and who was not before the day.

Do I think your people deserved their grade??
I wasn't there and have no idea what your sensei was actually looking for.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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