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Old 07-11-2003, 10:18 AM   #14
Location: Australia
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 641
Re: I have a good question for all your aikidoists

Louis Amberg (ewodaj) wrote:
I always wondered this and if you can please give me your insight on this question...just because someone is a higher rank in aikido does that mean he is a better/stronger/more experienced martial artist than say someone is who has a less degree black in aikido?
No. ;-)

Reasoning :

(1) Doubtful correlation of belt : raw physical ability. How black is that black belt?

(2) Above a certain level, belts are given for other reasons that technical skill (eg: promoting organization etc)

(3) Belt standards different in different places

(4) see (1)

(5) Previous art experience

(6) Physical condition

(7) did I mention see (1) ?
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