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Old 08-14-2002, 09:04 AM   #4
Kevin Leavitt
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Dojo: Team Combat USA
Location: Olympia, Washington
Join Date: Jul 2002
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Understand the concern of your question, but having a rating system would seem somewhat judgemental, labeling, and subjective in nature.

To have a rating system of some sort would kinda defeat the true nature of aikido!

Not that I profess to like "dancing in the dojo!"

I think it depends on many factors. I study in a dojo where some people dance and some people don't. To me it is really an individual concept, not one to apply to a dojo as a whole.

However, done correctly, Aikido can be a very beautiful, soft, flowing dance.

My goal is to have my aikido become just that. Doesn't mean I am less effectively martially, infact it mean I probably am more so!

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