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Old 12-08-2004, 09:29 PM   #11
Bronson
 
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Re: Poll: Do you prefer your aikido rank tests announced (planned) or unannounced (surprise)?

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David Ellard wrote:
but more the whole "crispness" and "focus" that is needed in a grading.
I understand what you're saying but, for what I want out of my tests, I'd disagree. Personally I want my tests to be an honest reflection of what my technique is at that point in time. I don't want it to reflect something that I've polished over the last few weeks. If my shomenuchi sankyo sucks, it should suck on the test. I tend to think of a test as me having the undivided attention of the most experienced people in our dojo. They are there to help correct my mistakes, they can't do that if I try to hide those mistakes.

Again, that's just me. Other's do it different and I'm ok with that

Bronson

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