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Old 02-20-2005, 06:00 PM   #5
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Dojo: New School Aikido
Location: Stockton, CA
Join Date: May 2002
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Re: Poll: How meaningful is your aikido rank to you?

It's funny, my answer would normally be "somewhat meaningful", but I thought about it and that isn't right at the moment.

As a teacher, my rank means more than how good my Aikido is supposed to be. It's also a "warm-fuzzy" for my students. So, my rank is critically meaningful, whether I like it or not.

I expect this is a relative thing, though. Once I have my sandan and I am comfortable that I deserve it, I expect subsequent ranks will not be as important to me.

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