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Old 05-13-2004, 04:24 PM   #58
Nick Simpson
Dojo: White Rose Aikido - Durham University
Location: Gateshead
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 916
United Kingdom
Re: 5th kyu test advice for a begginer

Worthy advice, you definately learn more from your failings than your winnings. last time I graded I made one empty handed mistake and slightly mucked up 3 out of 10 of the jo suburi, i realised this as I did it, but it was still a very good grading. Ive since corrected these issues but I wont approach third kyu unless im certain that I will do a good job of it, its just not my nature to go into something hoping for the best, I pick my ground and my time and expect to do my best. Im feeling a little more enthusiastic today though, had some brainwaves on the mat concerning tachi dori and kubishime...
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