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Old 05-26-2009, 02:20 PM   #13
Randy Sexton
Dojo: Aikido of Lake Keowee
Location: South Carolina
Join Date: Oct 2007
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Re: How Should We Conduct a Black Belt Presentation?

Thanks for the feed back!
Learning points:
-Obtaining Shodan is a milestone that we acknowledge with various levels of formality.
-It is both a personal accomplishment and an accomplishment of the Dojo in bringing the person to that level.
-Family understanding and contributions in supporting training should be recognized and possibly acknowledged.
-What is important is the training not the color of our belt or our Dan level.
-Our ego needs to be checked and as one person said we should be of the same mind whether we received our certificate in the mail or in an elaborate ceremony.

Doc

p.s. I know it is my ego but I do love a good ceremony!

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Gandhi
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