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Old 04-25-2011, 12:36 PM   #54
Chris Li
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Re: Are we really doing O'Senseis Aikido?

James Wyatt wrote: View Post
Another point to consider is the fact at Iwama and at the Hombu students were totally immersed. Therefore, Saito sensei may have achievedsandan in three years, but given the quantity and quality of tuition and partners, is it any surprise?
I think that you're overestimating the level of immersion. I know plenty of people who practiced in Japan no more than an hour a day but got to san-dan in around four years.



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