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Old 05-11-2005, 08:06 AM   #4
Tim Gerrard
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Dojo: White Rose Aikikai - Durham
Location: Newcastle
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 156
United Kingdom
Re: Quick Test vs Slow Test

I was quite happy not to test, and went for three years as ungraded (had some fun on courses as a non-grade too, shocked some people), it took my instructor virtually ordering me to grade before I did. Now I realise that it's important as you are giving something back to your instructor and dojo by grading. It's taken me 15 months to get to 1st Kyu, a lot of work and stress along the way too! But it's worth it.

Aikido doesn't work? My Aikido works, what on earth are you practicing?!
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