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Old 06-19-2002, 10:28 AM   #15
Bruce Baker
Dojo: LBI Aikikai/LBI ,NJ
Location: Barnegaat, NJ
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 893
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Brevity

No, the question does not reflect the reality.

Aikido testing is judged upon technical skill not upon ones character, but upon lack of emotion during testing.

I, for one, have given up testing.

It is no measure for what one can do, and what they will do if forced to use martial arts.

Teachers can only judge a person by what they see in class.

Brevity only works when you have been there and done that.

If you have been there/done that ... you wouldn't ask the question, or need Brevity in an answer to it.

Time for coffee ... sorry if I was a bit grumpy ...
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