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Old 02-12-2013, 04:28 AM   #5
Stefan Stenudd
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Re: The Gordian Knot of Grading

Christopher Li wrote: View Post
The person responsible for much of the ranking in the United States, Yoshimitsu Yamada, seems to have some of the same conflicts:
From "Something's Rank - Black Belts in Aikido".
Yamada Sensei expresses it splendidly. I think aikido would benefit if the grades were erased - but how to do that? The way it is, we can only do the next best thing: make sure that students progress in grades as their aikido improves, while we constantly remind ourselves that grades are not the goals of keiko.

A paradox, I know, but hey - so is life.

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