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Old 02-03-2011, 07:34 AM   #12
Location: Massachusetts
Join Date: Jun 2006
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Re: Starting Aikido?

Walter Martindale wrote: View Post
Um... I had a sensei at the early stages of my Aikido who said he wouldn't give 5th kyu to someone if he didn't think he could "take" a shodan in most other martial arts.
Do I believe I could "take" a shodan in most other martial arts? - Don't really want to find out. Did he believe that? I'm not sure
If he believed it, he was almost certainly kidding himself. That's an attitude of willful ignorance and delusion.
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