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Old 08-21-2002, 02:50 PM   #10
Nick P.
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Dojo: Sukagawa Aikido Club of Montreal
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Ahhh, testing;

Just got back from a 3 week trip to Japan, where we trained with my Sensei's Sensei (and like 20 people all above san-dan, 3 of which are go-dans). I wasn't expected to test, but was asked at the last minute to test for 1st kyu. So, with a juvenille kendo class going on next door (those kiais were LOUD!), and unfamiliar tatamis underfoot and knee (soft, but sticky)... let's just say it was an "unforgettable" experience, as I am sure yours was, Kevin; congrats!

PS This was the first video-tapped tests I have done, and found the review of the tape to be eye opening; do most people have their tests taped? (maybe an interesting topic on it's own).

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