Thread: giving grades
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Old 08-11-2003, 09:25 AM   #30
Dojo: Kiburn, London, UK
Location: London
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 899
United Kingdom
Ron, "There is the veiw point that the instructor shouldn't put the student up unless they know they will pass...but somehow that (to me) lets the student off the hook a bit."

I'd prefer to put it as,"we don't put people in for a grading until we know they should pass", failing is always an option as people can perform badly on the day.

Paul, I can only offer my sincere admiration to a man who has never felt more pressured in grading than when just practicing. I can only assume either your dojo is normally pyschologically brutal or you have untapped skills we should all learn...

Yes, coaching plays a part, but a grading should never be something you can take for granted or feel as though you're going through the motions on.
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