Thread: Aikido and Budo
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:51 AM   #16
Rupert Atkinson
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Re: Aikido and Budo

I agree with the grading statement. I spent a long time in Asia and I met more than a few people who just got to black belt and then left it at that, yet continue to train. If they did grade, it was more often due to sensei pressure rather than their own volition. Of course, others follow the grade for whatever reason. Personally, I chased the grades up to age 30 then quit the farce. Now I couldn't care less but barely a day passes when I don't train.

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