Re: Poll: Do you think people should receive ranking in aikido for reasons outside of their technical ability?
But, if the other elements of Aikido are important, how should we test them. I agree in principle that we should assess these parts, but the techniques are the only things I can think of that can be consistently and objectively graded. (Stupid research methods asssignment. Turning me into a pedant!)
The other things are far too subjective to be graded consistantly, imho, because everyones situation and circumstances are unique.