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Old 02-25-2007, 05:12 PM   #2
Mark Freeman
Dojo: Dartington
Location: Devon
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,220
United Kingdom
Re: what makes a test great

Michael Kimeda wrote: View Post
But most importantly I want to see a high level of energy and 100% effort.
I'd rather see aikido done with little or no effort

I really enjoyed watching one of my colleagues grade for 1st kyu many years ago, she is a lady of small stature, but by remaining calm and putting a large distance between her and her uke between each throw and subsequent attack she wore out 2 ukes and was onto her third by the end of the grading



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