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Old 05-06-2005, 06:59 PM   #6
rachmass
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Re: Ryoku-dan

Most folks I know at 4th Dan are about 18-22 years into their practice. Have met some that got it around 12 years, but that is the exception, not the norm (unless the organization counts practice hours instead of practice days, and promotes as soon as someone has the hours). Chuck Clarks assessment is really about right. It takes time, which is a good thing
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