Thread: giving grades
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Old 08-09-2003, 05:27 AM   #18
paw
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Erik,
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Paul, it's not a given everywhere, well, almost not everywhere.
Exactly the point I was hinting at to Michael.

Opher,
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We though we were doing something wrong, <snip>
You were. Period. See for example, Erik's dojo. Or the post on "help with randori/freestyle" (name escapes me) and re-read Peter's posts on the subject.
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I think the idea is that many places, kyu testing is done by a number of dojos together and so there are unfamiliar people on the mat (like at a seminar).
LOL! Go to a few seminars and you'll start to see the same people. Even the situation you mention is the same way. The people are familiar, and are trained in the same methods with the same testing criteria ---- they are not greatly dissimilar. And the key points, they are not completely uncooperative ukes, and there is a great deal of "known" structure for much of the test --- ie the attack is specified and the response is specified.

Liane,
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no, i train for me, and grade for my teachers
Why not train and grade for you? (That's a retorical question, there's no need to respond)

Regards,

Paul
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