Re: Minimum Testing Requirements/Guidelines
Back on topic.
This is O'Sensei's opinion for how long you should be training before Shodan(lowest grade, first grade):
"In your training do not be in a hurry, for it takes a minimum of ten years to master the basics and advance to the first rung. Never think of yourself as an all-knowing, perfected master; you must continue to train daily with your friends and students and progress together in Aikido"- O'Sensei