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Old 04-25-2004, 05:42 AM   #7
robbsims
Dojo: Hakodate Aikido Dojo
Location: Hakodate
Join Date: Apr 2004
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Re: Standards in testing

In regards to testing

The requirements for the Honbu Aikido Dojo in Tokyo can be found on their website. The Hakodate Dojo follows these requirements very closely.

As I understand it, in Canada and the US, there is a national body that defines the testing for each rank. Or, a dojo will have an affiliation with another dojo and use that dojo's testing system.

As to the question of a time requirement, yes definitely should have one. This would help reduce the number of people that only show up at testing time.

One thing that I would like to say is, if you are going to test the same technique at different levels, please xhange the type of attack. I have seen testing requirements that have shomen uchi ikkyo at ever level. This is not necessary i feel.

Just my opinion
Robb Sims
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