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Old 02-01-2005, 07:01 AM   #8
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Re: book containing 5th to 1st kyu syllabus?

Christian Orderud wrote:
But there is standard testing requirements for Aikikai, isn't it?
I don't train under the Aikikai umbrella but as I understand it even though there may be a list of "standard" arts each instructor injects his own personality and method into them. So even if you practiced the technique as it appeared in a book the testing instructor may want it done a different way.


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