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Old 02-26-2007, 01:59 AM   #4
Amir Krause
Dojo: Shirokan Dojo / Tel Aviv Israel
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 688
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 want atemi that threaten to smack uke in between the eyes, and throws that make uke bounce off the mats. What bothers me most about tests is that people hold back and take it safe doing normal level techniques. I find people are so afraid of screwing up, they dont extend themselves. I would much rather see a spectacular screw up done strongly then a properly executed lame technique.
What you describe would be considered a great brown belt (1st Kyu) test in our dojo and a mdicure 1st Dan test.

Good strong techniques are nice, but at BB level one wishes to see the accompanied with flow and softness (not weakness) and of course timing and position.

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