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Old 02-17-2009, 02:55 PM   #6
Carsten Möllering
 
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Re: Formal Dan Test vs. Dan Promotion without Testing

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hate to say, but its up to your organization head to decide whether he tests, or should be awarded the rank.
No.
As far ast it ist aikikai It's a decision of your shihan. Not a decision of your organization.
Who is your shihan?

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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 can't believe it. I can't believe that there isn't a reason.

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i know of an instance where someone at least 15 years his junior was awarded a higher rank. people have their favorites.
Yes, 15 years is sandan or yondan normally.
Something is wrong?

I don't know.
Carsten
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