Re: Asking to Postpone Shodan Test?
Sorry Ahmad, you say that you refused to test and felt that it was not being disrespectful to your Sensei. It is very disrespectful and had you been my student then I would not put you forward when it suited you.
Aikido is a Martial Art, it is not social club where everyone can decide what they wish to do regardless.
Having read the other comments, however, I agree that Fred could sound out his teacher, although once he has done that he should accept his Sensei's descision.