Thread: 5th Kyu
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:26 AM   #10
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Dojo: Ronin Aikido Association
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Join Date: May 2009
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Re: 5th Kyu

Ashley Carter wrote: View Post
Wow. You get to test fairly quickly in your dojo. Does your dojo hold tests often? That makes a big difference (among the many other things like training more hours a week...) Just curious
We go around 30 hours between kyu grades if you have the ability. Obviously sensei would try to dissuade someone if he thought they weren't ready. I feel more than read considering I missed my last 2 kyu grading through injury and other time off. I have to wait another 100 hours before I can do my Dan Grade after the 1 kyu though

This is one thing that has puzzled me about people taking a year or so between kyu grades. Is there a reason why some organisations/clubs/dojos test more sporadically than others?

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