Re: Quick Test vs Slow Test
But that all comes back to the same issue of doing what suits you, right?
Me, I'm pushing like mad to get through my gradings because I see it as a way of affirming my capabilities...or not. Only under the gun of a true grading test - as an alternative to a street fight or similar altercation - is one really tested as to what you can and cannot do.
Re: Yoshinkan and the other possibilities - again, it's what works for you. I don't pretend to know enough about Yoshinkan to be able to comment properly but I understand there are katas etc. and from my own martial arts background, being able not to have to work through techniques via katas suits me best.
Full circle: it's what works for me. And for you.
Train well. Train safe!