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Old 07-29-2007, 05:53 AM   #12
EKoba
Dojo: Kobayashi Dojo in Fuchu, Tokyo
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Re: promotion test

I wrote down all the techniques to be tested on the shodan promotion test. There are surprisingly so many, and four years ago I thought that I would take ten years to get to that level. But kyu by kyu new techniques were added and before I knew I learned a lot. I am really grateful to our sensei for this.
You can see the list of the techniques to be tested for sho-dan of Kobayashi Dojo at the site below.
http://www3.cnet-ta.ne.jp/c/coby/aikido/kobadojo/

Kobayashi-sensei's blog stories are all exciting, interesting, and funny, with valuable photos with O-sensei, sometimes. Kobayashi-sensei practiced with O-sensei when he was a student, and he wrote about a video he showed on a bus to a training camp in June this year. In the video he is actually practicing with O-sensei and he wrote in his blog that a lot of applause was given to the video scenes from the participants in the camp. I will try to introduce interesting stories one by one, but I cannot promise.
You can see old photos of O-sensei and Kobayashi-sensei at
http://shihan.exblog.jp/ (Try the entry of December 2005, for example.)

Last edited by EKoba : 07-29-2007 at 05:57 AM. Reason: wrong expressions
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