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Old 03-19-2013, 10:43 AM   #45
Dojo: Allegheny Aikido
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 165
Re: An open letter to the martial arts community about conduct in the dojo

Brian Beach wrote: View Post
I agree this is worthy of another thread. Couple quick thoughts though

This mode of thinking equates rank with skill and assumes that there is a "graduation" where training ceases. Someone who trains 3 to 4 times longer I would expect them to show a greater skill level regardless of rank. I also plan to practice as long as I'm able regardless of rank. The practice is it's own reward.

Although I am curious when,why and how the shift occurred.
It's only a guess, but I wouldn't be surprised if the hours per day trained have gone down.
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