Re: Poll: Do you think people should receive ranking in aikido for reasons outside of their technical ability?
Requirments for testing in order by importance.
Attitude, Attendence and Commitment.
Then when you have that focus on technique.
I've seen people with good technique not test because there Attitude was poor or thier Attendance and commitment lacked.
I've also seen one student with 92 on a test get bumped up 3 points for a double grading because thier commitment was so strong. They stayed after most every class and helped out other students like myself every day. Now i try to do the helping because of what it ment to me when I needed it. To me thats Aikido.