Re: Poll: Do you think people should receive ranking in aikido for reasons outside of their technical ability?
Whew - that's a tough one!
Technical ability is hard to measure - I've seen enough folk get through tests by muscling every technique. I'm starting to wonder if the grading panel themselves should uke for the gradee...
I think I would only be confident to answer this poll if I was in a position to award ranks, which I am not. I don't know how to vote on this one.
Ruth (fence-sitters R us)