Re: Grading Advancement - Special Scenerio
I think I can safely say that it has nothing to do with favoritism, but I can follow the "importance of each step" line of thought.
I also understand that it is ultimately between sensei and the student... actually more to do with sensei... I asked more to hear what others thought because I often hear/read double "promotions are okay", or that "they shouldn't happen". However, there often isn't a logically stated reason behind the individual's stance.