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Old 12-31-2002, 01:44 AM   #32
Location: Bay Area
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 1,200
Paula Lydon wrote:
~~After 5 years I was signing up to test 5th kyu and my sempei said she wanted to discuss it with Sensei. I was later told that the dojo policy was that no one skips tests and so I went ahead and tested for go-kyu.
Do I move like I'm yon-kyu ranked? No. Does anyone train with me at less than my ability? No. So, whatever...
Just a thought for whatever it's worth.

This may affect your fellow students. Imagine a 5th kyu looking at you and trying to decide if he/she is ready for 4th kyu. While we often decry the ego, it's just as often that the reverse is true and students are very insecure.

"You mean that's a 4th kyu? Boy, I really do suck."
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