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Old 12-09-2004, 01:28 PM   #14
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Re: Poll: Do you prefer your aikido rank tests announced (planned) or unannounced (surprise)?

David Ellard wrote:
Not too different, at the lower grades we do the same thing, drag people out, put them under pressure, see what works, what doesn't.
That's funny...we do the opposite. The kyu grades are scheduled and you know in advance if you've made the list. The dan tests are usually much shorter notice ie: "The heads our organization are here so you're testing tomorrow."


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