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Old 03-09-2007, 08:24 PM   #19
Insane Duane
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Dojo: TenShin Budo Kai
Location: Washington
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 31
Re: what makes a test great

I think focus and control are very important. I remember being an uke for a black belt test 3 or so years ago as a sister dojo. The guy had no control and my elbow ended up being tweaked for several weeks.

I would rather see a slower technique that had total control than a faster and sloppy test. We usually give people a break on the first test (7th Kyu at my dojo) due to testing anxiety (when we ask someone to test, we already know they can pass).
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