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Old 12-20-2004, 09:44 AM   #13
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Dojo: Aikido of Petaluma, Petaluma,CA
Join Date: Jan 2003
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Re: Poll: How often do you get to choose your uke(s) for your rank testing at your aikido dojo?

We have the option of choosing our uke or being assigned one, and if htere are a lot of tests Sensei will rotate ukes without warning.
I didn't have much time to prep for my fourth kyu test due to outside influences. It turned out that of the three teachers on the testing panel, two of them wanted to see entirely different versions of shomeuchi nikkyo. sensei told me to use the one I was most comfortable with, however my uke was expecting the Other version, and even though she is nidan and sensei's favorite uke, she had trouble with that technique because she was expecting something other than what i was doing.I passed anyway!


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