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Old 07-01-2010, 04:37 PM   #47
Join Date: Apr 2009
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Re: Minimum Testing Requirements/Guidelines

Carl Thompson wrote: View Post
I'd agree with you there and thanks for your comments. Of course, it was never my intention to imply any particular federation or group have got it wrong for taking a particular amount of time to meet particular grades. My point was that we're all learning different interpretations of the art and that these minimum requirements in the Aikikai are merely a patch of common ground that we can work on together.
Across federations I've noticed that black belts frankly mean something different to them. I knew of this one school that gave a black belt in two years. The belt basically meant you were a member of the school.

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