Re: Formal Dan Test vs. Dan Promotion without Testing
hate to say, but its up to your organization head to decide whether he tests, or should be awarded the rank. you would think 40 years of loyalty and hard practice would mean something...
also, carsten, yes, 40 years and only sandan is strange. but some organizations are notorious for de-emphasizing rank, and then are haphazard when it comes to testing for or awarding it. i know of an instance where someone at least 15 years his junior was awarded a higher rank. people have their favorites.
you're right, 'baffled,' its long over due
by the way, fred, great way to put a positive spin on it! :P