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Old 03-05-2013, 08:00 AM   #3
Larry Feldman
Dojo: Atlanta School of Aikido
Location: Atlanta, GA
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 373
Re: Transfering Ranks Between Schools

I always let the different style 'carry' their old rank. But testing going forward would have to meet our requirements. It can make for a long time before moving forward in rank.

At shodan I changed teachers within the same organization. The new teacher and his students were so far ahead of what I knew, I felt a little embarrissed with my new rank, and suggested I just put a white belt on again (there were no colored belts). He insisted I keep it - I had earned it. For my Nidan test I tested under his requirements and went forward from there.
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