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Old 12-05-2002, 04:15 PM   #14
Chris Li
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Dojo: Aikido Sangenkai
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Greg Jennings wrote:
... is held back in the name of "maintaining dojo harmony".

I think this sucks mightily!!!
Reminds me of a story:

Mitsugi Saotome's been training for a number of years and finally grasps something about kokyu. M. Ueshiba calls him over and says "Do you understand?". Saotome answers "Yes, I understand", and M. Ueshiba says "Good, I'll make you an 8th dan.".

K. Ueshiba, however, has a number of objections - Saotome's too young, other people are ahead of him, there's the structure of the organization to consider, etc..

Anyway, he didn't get the promotion .



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