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Old 09-07-2000, 05:00 PM   #10
Location: Atlanta, GA
Join Date: Jun 2000
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Erik wrote:
You did ask for thoughts.
I've also seen rank play into power struggles. A Tae Kwon Do instructor who owned a school where some of us Aikidoists also hung out refused a promotion to 6th dan because he would have been under a certain guy and would have had to call him master (and he wondered why I wouldn't call him master when I didn't even do Tae Kwon Do?). This same play definitely goes on in Aikido circles or any system involving rank. A lot more probably goes on behind the scenes that most of us don't see directly.[Edited by Erik on September 7, 2000 at 01:07pm]
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