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Old 07-02-2010, 07:32 AM   #58
David Yap
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Re: Minimum Testing Requirements/Guidelines

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Mark Murray wrote: View Post
Two quick examples of post war students. Many students, both prewar and postwar, had training in other various martial arts before studying aikido. As Carl Thompson noted, some did not and still were promoted quickly.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuo_Chiba
Started 1958
Sandan 1960
Yondan 1962
6th dan 1970

4 years start to 4th dan.
12 years start to 6th dan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsunari_Kanai
Started 1958
Yondan 1966

8 years start to 4th dan.
These guys were uchideshi, they trained 7-eleven. Chiba trained 6 months in Iwama. The 6 months training is equivalent to our 3 years' training.
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