Thread: Ryoku-dan
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Old 05-20-2005, 12:03 AM   #10
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Re: Ryoku-dan

Take your time. "When the cloud of haste obscures the path of good judgement, It is best to let the storm pass before trekking forth." I had to put haste instead of anger, like was in the original quote, but it still gets the point across. Did you know it took sensei almost 33 years to become a roku-dan? It took Nate-san about 6.5 years to get to shodan. Don't worry about it, and have a good time at the rank you're at. Remember, rank doesn't automatically equal skill, or the other way around, either...

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
-Barry LePatner
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