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Old 04-09-2009, 03:46 AM   #12
Dojo: Aiki Shoshinkan, Aiki Kenkyukai
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 813
Re: Asking to Postpone Shodan Test?

Its really up to you to test or not. No one should force you to do it. I've known some ppl in hombu who has not tested for something like 20 years.

I myself refused to test until I achieved my own benchmark for a shodan. Its not disrespect to the sensei, its being true to yourself.

This is especially true if you notice a poor standard in shodan testing.

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