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Old 03-05-2013, 07:31 AM   #2
Dojo: Ellis Schools of Traditional Aikido
Location: Bracknell
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 641
Re: Transfering Ranks Between Schools

This can be a bit of a minefield - If you find a dojo that is of your style, obviously no problem .
There are many dojos that will insist no matter your grade, you will need to go back to white belt (beginner).
A firiend of mine with 25 yrs experience recently joined another organisation - they insisted that he and all of his students go back to white belt.

Personally I accept all grades - I have never ever demoted a student - I have had several students after a a couple of practice sessions ``ask`` to be demoted.
Just take a good look around before you commit yourself to another dojo. play it by earole.

Henry Ellis
Co-author of "Positive Aikido"
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