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Old 07-22-2003, 03:47 PM   #15
Anders Bjonback
Dojo: Boulder Aikikai
Location: Boulder, CO
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 129
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I don't know what the standard in my dojo is... but I guess here you can start wearing one after your sixth kyu test, but it can also wait--I've seen people who are much more experienced than me not wearing them. It's a symbol of one's dedication to the art. I got mine just before my sixth kyu test.

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--Lilian Smith
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