Re: Poll: How often do you get to choose your uke(s) for your rank testing at your aikido dojo?
Where I train we train with someone at our level. If we are of a level that nobody else is testing for we will get a more senior uke, or as in my last test, a barrage of ukes.
A lot of students volunteer to be thrown around on our tests. We are a very close school, like a family.
Either which way in the end, Shihan always picks our ukes. Once for a Christmas gift a couple years back he let me pick my ukes.