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Old 07-01-2011, 09:41 PM   #11
George S. Ledyard
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Re: Ethical questions before Shodan exam

Stelios Papadakis wrote: View Post
I was meaning to write a big sheet of details but after typing and deleting for ages the resume is plainly this:
My shodan exam will be this weekend...i ruptured my left arm's biceps last week and have one functional arm now...
Should i go for it?
My teacher is very supportive but i would not want to show dishonor or disgrace him with me being unable to do most of the techniques...
I took my San dan test with my arm in a sling... Broke my collar bone during the camp about half way through. Saotome sensei made up a test for me. Rather than paired jo I used a cane against jo attack. Rather then the usual kumitachi, I got a short sword. It was an interesting experience.

George S. Ledyard
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Bellevue, WA
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