Re: dojos with no kyu advancement or promotion?
In the dojo where I train all ranks train together. Usually the group consists of students of all ranks, so there is no big majority of any particular rank range.
Beginners and advanced students train the same techniques most of the time, which is a mixture of basic and advanced techniques.
Sometimes there is a differentiation, like after training a few defenses against a particular attack, advanced students may train jiyu waza against that attack, while beginners keep training a specific technique (but if they feel like it they may try jiyu waza too).
There are yudansha specific lessons every now and then, but I don't think we train specifically for exams (that I am aware of).
Last edited by Dave de Vos : 10-10-2011 at 03:02 PM.