Thread: Credentials
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Old 02-09-2006, 10:56 AM   #26
Mark Freeman
Dojo: Dartington
Location: Devon
Join Date: Feb 2005
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Re: Credentials

Clark Bateman wrote:
BANG! Nail struck squarely on head. And ALL credentials are purely subjective, especially from the point of view of someone belonging to a "rival" organization. Let me give you an example: A guy with a Dan grading in Shin Shin Toitsu (Ki Society) Aikido is teaching in your town, but since his grading is not Aikikai, is it less than genuine? You will say "No, It's OK, because Ki Society is a recognized system." Recognized by whom? YOU... that's who. You have made a subjective decision based on your own value system. Ultimately, that's what EVERYBODY has to do. It's just that some (many, actually) prefer to look at a guy's Aikido, rather than his diploma. But the decision is, and MUST be, left up to the student.
Nail struck squarely on the head by Alec, and driven home convincingly by Clark! Well done chaps.


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