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Old 05-13-2004, 06:58 AM   #57
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Re: 5th kyu test advice for a begginer

Hmmm, if I think back on my tests the one that sticks out is sankyu. I learned a lot about myself and my training on that test....because it was terrible Now, I wouldn't trade that experience. Having a test where I nearly failed (and probably should have) was the best thing that happened to my training.

I know someone who failed his test for yondan in iaido. He was given a list of 10 things to work on. The next time he tested he again failed. This time however the list was down to 5 things. Instead of being bummed over failing he was excited because he'd fixed half of the things that needed fixing.


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