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Old 02-20-2005, 06:19 PM   #6
stuartjvnorton
 
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Re: Poll: How meaningful is your aikido rank to you?

More important to other people than me, I think.
To me, it means that Sensei places a certain value on the quality of my technique. That offers some level of satisfaction.
To acquaitances, finding out I have a black belt suddenly means I can "chop suey their ass"... To the failed perfectionist in me, that's embarrassing and kind of depressing.
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