Re: The way others see you
I found that my Sankyu test was way more intense than any other I went for. I was drilled with techniques and found that I had retained the information and executed fairly decently. I think that for those of us who are mudansha have a sense of pressure to want to succeed and not let down our instructor and/or ourselves. Now that I am an Ikkyu, I do not feel the pressure and when I am to be tested for Shodan, I know I will be ready. It's all good and we are all in it to learn and the best we can be.