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Old 05-25-2011, 10:32 AM   #19
Mark Mueller
Location: Louisville Kentucky
Join Date: Feb 2004
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Re: How ready should you be for a test?

During the first few kyu tests (6th, 5th and 4th) it is my opinion the students are learning the "alphabet" of aikido and its expectations, much as a toddler learns to talk. 3rd, 2nd and 1st Kyu are where they are learning to put understandable sentences together.....Dan rankings should be able to put comprehensive ideas and concepts together and communicate them via technique.. IMHO.
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