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Old 08-05-2004, 02:33 AM   #30
Hanna B
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 647
Re: Poll: Do you think people should receive ranking in aikido for reasons outside of their technical ability?

Not for ethics, or "growth as a person", but for time is OK. I.e. a shodan after three years should do a darn good test, a shodan after 10 years does not really have to look very good but should have the rank anyway.

Then I also agree with Andrew: I have nothing against a ranking focussing more on attitude, attendance and commitment. Especially attendance for beginners.

I voted as is the poll was phrased like Shaun said. It makes more sense then. I can not say that rank "should" be handed out for these reasons, but I do think it is OK to do so.
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