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Old 09-12-2000, 01:43 PM   #18
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chillzATL wrote:
The reason most people walk into a dojo of any kind is to learn that particular form of self defense. Most do not enter with the though of "spiritual enlightenment" on their minds. Not to say their training doesn't spill over into this area with study, but that is RARELY the reason they enter the dojo, be it aikido, karate or jujitsu.

Shodan means "The beginning" only in the technical sense of the word. I'm sorry if you disagree with me, but at shodan you should be very competent in aikido and should be more than capable of handling yourself against the majority of attackers you might encounter.
How long do you think it would take someone to attain this sort of technical ability?

Question for the teachers on this Forum here. What do you look for in a shodan at your school?

-- Jun

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