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Old 06-30-2010, 10:15 PM   #36
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 909
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

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