Re: Poll: How long do you think a shodan exam in aikido should take?
I would love to hear explanations for a test lasting 4+ hours, excluding the above description of testing. I'm not certain of the flight time involved, but I'd bet a dollar the world's 2 nuclear engagements were individually less that 4 hours in transit. What I mean is that the longest engagement an aikidoka might ever be faced with, barring a zombie catastrophe, couldn't be much more than half an hour.
That, and consider the 30 or so shodan tests judged at NY-Aikikai's Christmas seminar... That's only 5 days straight worth of testing.