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Old 08-02-2004, 10:19 PM   #16
Location: Bangkok
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 803
Re: Poll: Do you think people should receive ranking in aikido for reasons outside of their technical ability?

Don J. Modesto wrote:
I agree: Heart, overcoming adversity, contribution to dojo, progress made...
Exactly, contribution to the dojo, or to the teacher.... Excuse me, maybe I 've had some bad experiences with this subject so I'm a little sensitive to it, but I have seen many cases of rank advancement in several dojos based exclusively on monetary contributions to the "dojo", or more precisely, directly to the teacher's "pocket".
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