Glass ceiling in the dojo pecking order?
How does it work in your dojo?
I've heard of places where people progress in rank based on ability alone. Students can "overtake" those who were senior but are progressing slower.
I've also heard of places where the pecking order is more or less fixed by both rank and time in training at the dojo. A student who is learning faster than his "seniors" can't be promoted above them at all--he/she has to wait and get promoted "with" them at the very earliest.
Anyone have experience one way or the other, comments on the "rightness" of one or the other, past frustrations? How did you resolve those?