Hung - Haha thank you! All smoke and mirrors I'm afraid, I am of the "aiki-obsessed" group at my dojo, so I am all talk and no walk
. There are definitely pros and cons for having the ranking system in my eyes, honestly I am not sure which I prefer as I have not experienced an exam! Maybe once I take my 1st kyu I will be able to have a more informed opinion
PAG - Very interesting, this helps demonstrate I suppose why there is so much variance across different dojos regarding naming. Ultimately confusing but informative!