I'm dying to know...
...who reached shodan in under three years?
There are 40 of you folks out there. Forgive my disbelief, but I just can not fathom someone reaching shodan withing a year or two.
I know on the List there is discussion that some folks in Aikikai Hombu, Japanese Universities and a couple of other styles can get to shodan rather quickly. However, the discussion on the List just seemed to talk about perhaps how and perhaps why it was done, and it did not seem to get into someone giving us their actual experience.
I would like to hear from the people who voted in the categories of "under 1 year"; "between 1-2"; and between "2-3". I'm stopping there since I will consider between 3-4 years more plausible.
Please quince my curiosity,