Jørgen Jakob Friis (JJF) wrote:
Hmmmm... in that case I can easily understand why you would make that nikkyo just a wee bit 'tighter'
I would probably do exactly the same
I have seen dan-grades handed out for political reasons, but luckily enough the Aikikai in Denmark might be influenced by politics and ambitions, but it is of little importance in our every-day training. I hope you wont let yourself become discouraged and that things will start to improve for you.
Thanks for the advice. Of course I continue to train as hard as ever. I do believe that rank should be achieved through training and training only. But maybe that's too old-fashioned now.