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Old 06-26-2006, 02:21 PM   #4
Dojo: Dale City Aikikai
Location: VA
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 393
Re: Testing requirements kyu levels

I was also shocked when I saw the testing requirements when I was visiting Honbu. However, I don't that schedule would work in the West. We are too big headed as a society. People already talk about the folks that want to know how long to get a black belt. Those reuirements would let these people acquire their goal in about 2 years! Can you just imagine how our art would look like to the general public with those fools bragging about themselves everywhere they go!? Plus, the Japanese don't put that much emphasis on the black belt like we do for they already know that it only means that they are just beginning to understand the art while we think that one has mastered it.
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