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Old 05-30-2002, 02:50 PM   #13
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Originally posted by Jorx
What I wan't to say that to me it just seems unfair if you take other things than pure technique into consideration in a Aikido test.
Unfair? But your idea implies that you dont want tests to reflect the whole of aikido but just the technical part.
It is too subjective! When one has a lousy character then a) he has a lousy technique too
Nope, that is not necesseraly true.
b) he is lousy already in dojo so one should talk to him/throw him out etc... not to wait till the exam.
Within one dojo this is common accepted policy. It does however not prevent people to do exams/test at a different place, masquerading as mister wonderfull aikidoka. (For those wondering, yes this does happen!!)

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