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Old 04-24-2009, 02:14 PM   #14
Phil Van Treese
Dojo: Tampa Judo and Aikido Dojo, Tampa, Fl
Location: Tampa, Florida
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 177
Re: My shodan exam on YouTube

Be glad that when you tested for shodan and nidan you could wear your belt. My sensei, Tomiki Shihan, did not allow me to wear a black belt until I made sandan!!! Why? I don't know but I was happy when I made it and he gave it to me. But like he always told us---it's not the beltbut rather it's the knowledge that counts.
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