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Old 07-01-2011, 01:59 AM   #4
Mario Tobias
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 261
Re: Ethical questions before Shodan exam


if I were you, I'd respectfully request sensei to have your exam pushed out as you have a very valid reason for not going through with it. I don't think this will be disrespectful. You need to listen to your body first, sensei second.

The risk outweighs the benefit in this case. What would you do with a belt if you risk having permanent damage to your arm? You risk both the arm as well as the belt if you fail, so its a losing proposition. Exams can wait and the belt will wait for you. At the end of the day, it's just a belt.

Wouldn't you also want to show your best to sensei and "wow" your audience during the exam ? But that's just my opinion.

Last edited by Mario Tobias : 07-01-2011 at 02:04 AM.
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