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Old 04-08-2009, 12:40 PM   #6
Nick P.
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Dojo: Sukagawa Aikido Club of Montreal
Location: Montreal
Join Date: Aug 2000
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Re: Asking to Postpone Shodan Test?

How many senseis do you have, and have they voiced their opinion on the matter? Your original posts says "One of my senseis..."

I agree completely with Mr. Longford.

It has been said that when you feel you are not ready for the (shodan) test, in reality you are, and some senseis take you saying so as a clear sign you are in fact ready. Yeah, clear as mud.

I would submit that the rank is an important milestone in one's training, but the day before you obtain that rank and the day after really arent going to be all that different, especially in the context of your lifetime of training. In fact, each rank is the most important....up until that point.

Train well, train hard, and trust your sensei(s?).

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