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Old 03-17-2005, 05:26 PM   #14
Chris Li
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Dojo: Aikido Sangenkai
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Join Date: Dec 2000
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Re: Grading Issues and Questions :MAD:

Brandon Cole wrote:
I still want to know how you're grading every 2-3 months. Does your dojo have purple polka-dotted belts with hello kitty danlges for the first 30 ranks?

Most dojos have 6 ranks before shodan and it takes around 4-8 years to get through those ranks.
Don't you think that kind of comment is uncalled for? At the Aikikai Hombu (with which your dojo is affiliated) it's possible to get to ni-dan in around 2 years. It's possible to get to ni-dan in four years at most Aikikai university clubs in Japan. Nary a polka-dotted belts or hello kitty dangle in site...



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