I am aware that when one changes Aikido styles that the rank you have obtained in the previous style is not recognized in the new style. My question is this. If you have recieved a high rank after training in the previous style for say 8 years, and your rank isn't recognized by the new style, how does the sensei in the new style deal with testing this student? Do they make him/her go through the entire criteria again, with all the tests till he reaches his previous rank? Or do they assess his/her ability within the first week or so and test him on the rank they believe him/her to be at skipping all the ranks previous to that?