Thread: 6th kyu forever
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Old 03-18-2016, 08:41 AM   #59
Walter Martindale
Location: Edmonton, AB
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 767
Re: 6th kyu forever

To echo many other responses:

Patience, grasshopper... (Are you old enough to recognize that?)

As Phi mentioned, you're still learning the most basic of the basics. Many consider shodan the start of actually knowing enough about a martial art to start to develop an understanding of it. I spent 6 years, in 3 dojo as a sankyu.

After nidan grading, I got a movement correction from the rokudan sensei, saying approximately "what you were doing was OK for a shodan but now you're a nidan and it's not good enough".
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