If I'm reading the original post clearly, the issue is:
- The student _has_ the ability
- The student _has_ the time in grade in terms of calendar time and number of classes attended, seminars attended, etc.
- The student is not allowed to test because he/she will be promoted over students who have been paying members of the dojo for a longer period of time.
I've heard of this happening. I.e., that a student who...
is more athletic, picks things up faster, is more dedicated (both to training and maintaining the dojo), has been lucky (or skillful) enough to avoid downtime due to injuries, etc, etc.
... is held back in the name of "maintaining dojo harmony".
I think this sucks mightily!!!
Last edited by Greg Jennings : 12-05-2002 at 07:35 AM.