I think this is a valid point but Iīm a bit sceptical about being graded on anything other that technique.
I wanted to say that my Sensei has the same argument with other teachers. I wonīt try to paraphrase him as English is his third language but, he says something like, "its only technique".
He seems to feel that there are lots more important things in assessing a students progress. The next time I see him I shall ask what he feels these are.
As I said, I would be worried about being graded on my personality but I canīt really comment as I have been practicing for 6 years and donīt have a grade.
Is grade important anyway, or I am I staying at the same level whilst everyone elso moves on?