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Old 09-30-2002, 03:44 AM   #46
Edward
Location: Bangkok
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 803
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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.
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