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Old 04-09-2009, 06:28 PM   #20
Dojo: Aikikai de l'Université Laval
Location: Sainte-Catherine-de-la-J.-C., Québec
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 292
Re: Asking to Postpone Shodan Test?

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Obviously, I'll feel embarassed/frustrated if I don't do well ... even if I pass. My real concern, however, is that I'll feel that I didn't represent my sensei well after he has placed his confidence in me. Senseis are essentially putting their personal "seal of approval" on a student when they have him test, and I think that most of us feel pressure to live up to that vote of confidence. I'll feel really bad if I don't have as good a test as I think that I can, knowing that I didn't have the time to train the way that I should have.

I guess that the proof will be in a pre-test.

If your sensei puts his "seal of approval" and you fail, the fault is his.

Jonathan Olson
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