Originally posted by Lyle Bogin
Why is it that having a 1% shodan rate is something to be proud of? Shouldn't we try to achieve an enviroment with a much higher success rate, like any other form of education? After all, isn't the mark of a great martial artist great students? Or is aikido (and MA in general) a different animal?
...I don't think the 1% figure is a matter of pride, it's just the way it is. As Bill Murray said in 'Stripes': "That's the fact Jack!"
...I WISH I had the power to change this number ...any suggestion would be greatly appreciated!