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Old 02-29-2008, 02:53 AM   #15
justin
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Re: Test Passing Standards - What is it?

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Jeffrey Erb wrote: View Post
Drew wrote "not everyone is naturally talented at aikido and if testing was done on technique ability alone there would be far less aikidoka then there is now."

I suppose this is where I was going with my original question. It doesn't seem to me that testing can be based on technique alone: it must be an objective standard relating to actual techniques but a subjective standard as to whether the student testing is performing the technique at a level appropriate to them as an individual.

Small thread but interesting comments.
I also do not beleive it is based on technique alone, if you look at a BAF (british aikido federation) grading result form the sections are
Knowledge of Technique
Contact (KI)
Posture
Flow and Flexibility
Maai & Zanshin
Ukemi
Spirit
Manner and Attitude
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