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Old 06-27-2009, 02:12 AM   #7
Michael Varin
Dojo: Aikido of Fresno
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 567
Re: Who's eligible to teach Aikido? And what level a sensei should be?

Hello Ivan,

Let's get serious here.

No rank past 3rd dan is actually tested for.

It all becomes political after that level.

Rank is highly overrated and very misunderstood by most beginners (and many non-beginners as well).

Personally, I'd be much more concerned about skill level and the ability to impart that skill to others.

"Through aiki we can feel the mind of the enemy who comes to attack and are thus able to respond immediately." - M. Mochizuki
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