Thread: 2nd Kyu
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Old 02-07-2010, 03:35 PM   #22
Basia Halliop
Join Date: Jun 2006
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Re: 2nd Kyu

I am curious about the length of the test.
Im guessing its shorter because your sensei has had time to evaluate all your techniques and feels confident your smooth in all of them, therefore the test is more of a ceremony to show the flow of where your at?
I'm not positive, but I have always assumed it's partly because the emphasis is supposed to be less on the shear number of different techniques, but more on how well you use the basic principles, ways of moving, posture, etc, in all your techniques. I'm not sure you need to see 50 different techniques to see what level someone's at -- after all, many of the techniques tested at 5th kyu may be ones you use in randori or in the jiuwaza in more advanced levels, but the quality of the technique would be different.
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