Re: To Test, or not to Test
Gordon, I wouldn't sweat the rank thing. Rank does not prove your ability! many seniors I have trained with over the years were not that great and wore the belt around their head instead of their waist where it belongs. I was once point part of a large Aikido organization , we had great instructors and would test (if
I remember correctly) twice a year, but the higher up you got the longer it was between tests. if your training with truth, that should be all that matters. I'm sure at times it get's frustrating, especially since you have devoted time into your training, and the belt represents accomplishments, and devotion to the art. But the real truth is rank doesn't really matter in the end.