Re: Poll: How long do you think a shodan exam in aikido should take?
My first exam that I've done for a shodan in karate lasted 3 hours and the second for a shodan in jiu-jitsu last almost a full day 8 am to 4 pm. It's not a full day of action, but each student have to demonstrate the curriculum one by one, section by section so it last a full day. I also think that a formal testing where the student have to demonstrate their endurance and resilience is a good way to insure that everybody going for shodan are in a good shape and with a good mind ( can do the technique properly, without hesitation, with control and effectiveness.
A shodan test is a challenge where you have to prove that you can exceed yourself...
Last edited by Dominic Toupin : 04-23-2006 at 05:18 PM.