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Old 05-06-2002, 07:49 AM   #16
Brian Vickery
Dojo: Aiki-Buken Aikido
Location: Gilbert, Arizona
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 208
Straight Face

Originally posted by Greg Jennings
I'd estimate that our dojo is currently running closer to 1%.
Yup! ...We're a 1% dojo also!

...when I tell newbies that at least 100 other students will come & go before they reach shodan, they just think I'm joking!'s no joke!

Making it to shodan is quite a significant accomplishment!

Now, out of that 1% that make it to shodan, how many of those make it to nidan?!?! Some students covet that 'Black Belt' so much, that once they get it, they soon quit! I'd say about 10% (1 in 10) of shodan make it to nidan in our dojo.


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Brian Vickery

"The highest level of technique to achieve is that of having NO technique!"
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