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Old 06-28-2010, 05:19 AM   #12
Carsten Möllering
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Re: signing a contract


Mary Malmros wrote: View Post
Only two years, seriously? Based on the USAF hours requirements,
Has anyone who wasn't an uchideshi gone from shodan to nidan in a two-year timeframe?
Grading to nidan after 400 days of practice, which means two to three years after shodan, is quite "normal" here.
(Than at least three years to sandan.)
I think it's the usual timeframe because this is the time hombu requires and the grades of most aikido associations in my country are given directly by hombu.

Is there a certain reason, why it takes so long (compared to hombu) in the USAF? Do other organizations in the US use the same timframe?

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