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Old 04-25-2004, 06:32 PM   #16
jamara
Dojo: Lancaster Aikikway
Location: Glasson Dock - Lancaster
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 3
United Kingdom
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Re: honorary dan ranking

I personally feel that if you cant pass the tests you shouldn't get the grade, because in my eyes it removes the whole point in grading. I personally like to train with dan grades because they are good enough to be dan grades and can swow me something worth learning. I cannot see that there is any point in awarding "honorary" grades at all, as they are only there to massage peoples ego's and if you are genuinly interested in aikido (the way of harmany) a "big ego" is not desireable.
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