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Old 05-06-2006, 07:42 AM   #6
Dojo: Calgary Aikikai
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 76
Re: How long did it take you?

1. How many years did it take you to get your first black belt?

6 and a bit

2. how often on average did you practice? (hours per week

average 4.5 (1.5 hr sessions) 7.5 when preparing for tests.
we also have 4 three day seminars a year and a 4 day summer camp of which I missed two total.

3. Did you have to take time-off (more then a month) because of unexpected injury or other unforeseen event.

Summer holidays with family each year usually 3 - 5 weeks

4. and finally did you deserve it?

No but as mentioned before by Christian I worked hard for it and my sensei though I deserved it.
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