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Old 06-03-2009, 07:47 PM   #24
Dojo: Aikikai de l'Université Laval
Location: Sainte-Catherine-de-la-J.-C., Québec
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 292
Re: My shodan exam on YouTube

Thanks for the comments Brent. As far as it taking guts to put it up, it seem aikido is one thing I'm a bit of an exhibitionist in. I had good instructors to help prepare me, though I had a bit of a rough time in the preparation because in the months right before my exam several of my sempai stopped training (most temporarily, one permanently) and I did much of my preparation with 5th and 3rd kyus. For example, my uke in the exam is not a member of my dojo, but an old friend from my first dojo in Montreal.

Jonathan Olson
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