George S. Ledyard wrote:
I had a young man come in who had trained since he was a kid in Judo and Karate. He is quite serious. Within a few weeks he was training with the yudansha in the advanced class. He also trains in Katori Shinto Ryu Kenjutsu and is doing a bit of training in the Systema. I didn't bother with any kyu testing. His first test was Shodan. However, he took so long getting around to doing it (he is somewhat of a perfectionist) he could have moved up the kyu ranks in the same amount of time.
Say Hi to that "young man" for me. He's one of my favorite uke when I'm in the area. If you ever get tired of him...I'll pay his ticket to Tempe.