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Old 05-28-2009, 12:40 PM   #21
Mark Uttech
Dojo: Yoshin-ji Aikido of Marshall
Location: Wisconsin
Join Date: Feb 2004
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Re: What would you expect from a 3rd kyu?

Onegaishimasu. In my experience, 3rd kyu is where you get the confidence from taking safe ukemi to begin slapping the mat sharply. In my dojo, we call it "the sound of 3rd kyu..."

In gassho,

Mark

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