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Old 12-21-2004, 12:50 PM   #27
Dojo: Aikido of Midland
Location: Midland Texas
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,652
Re: Aikikai Aikido Academy

So what do they call the top and bottom med school graduates? Doctor. What do they call the 2 year and 10 year shodan. Shodan. I realize different people train and learn at different speeds and different organizations require different things. If the test sets the standard then it is meaningless how long it takes-it's still shodan. However, I think higher levels tend to be taken more seriously. I do think 6 plus years for a basic level of skill such as shodan is way too long if the person is training 2-3 times a week consistently.
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