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Old 09-05-2000, 10:54 AM   #2
andrew
Dojo: NUI, Galway Aikido Club.
Location: Galway, Ireland.
Join Date: Jun 2000
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Before people get too deeply into arguing about this, there's an excellent article explaining the origin of the modern kyu-dan ranking system and the purpose of grading at this address:


http://gargas.biomedicale.univ-paris...s/ranking.html

(Most of the site is in French, but there's a few essays in english like the one linked too. The one on teaching movement is interesting too.)
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