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Old 03-13-2010, 08:27 PM   #1
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Ronbun for testing

How common is it for your tests to include essay requirements for a test, at what rank, and what kinds of questions do you get?

My organization has both Aikikai and Yonshinkan style dojo and they include ronbun starting at least at the shodan level. Many different topics ranging from "Shinken Shobu" and its relation to your personal training to "Aikido History and Future."

We also have written tests for the mudansha...starting off with T/F, A, B, C choice-type questions, then getting into fill in the blank type questions around 3rd-1st kyu.

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Old 03-13-2010, 09:31 PM   #2
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Re: Ronbun for testing

We have a requirement for all levels from 2nd kyu on, which is "an opportunity for the advancing student to express Aikido principles in a form of their choice." The details are here: http://aikidosd.com/bbproject.htm

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Old 03-14-2010, 06:53 AM   #3
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Re: Ronbun for testing

It's required for all ranks in our organization. Two pages up through ikkyu, 10+ pages from shodan on.
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:54 AM   #4
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Re: Ronbun for testing

Quote:
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It's required for all ranks in our organization. Two pages up through ikkyu, 10+ pages from shodan on.
double spaces, large fonts?

me aiki-ogre no write, throw good, eat better.
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:05 AM   #5
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Re: Ronbun for testing

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double spaces, large fonts?

me aiki-ogre no write, throw good, eat better.


My dad always says "Strong like bull, smart like pig, stink like goat." Nidan is first essay, topic of one's choosing.

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Old 03-15-2010, 12:48 PM   #6
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Re: Ronbun for testing

I think our dojo does it for shodan on.

~Look into the eyes of your opponent & steal his spirit.
~To be a good martial artist is to be good thief; if you want my knowledge, you must take it from me.
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:13 PM   #7
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Re: Ronbun for testing

Coincidentally, Goldberg Sensei's blog post today is "Sho-Dan as Rite of Passage" and includes some thoughts on the project required at our dojo.

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Old 03-15-2010, 03:11 PM   #8
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Re: Ronbun for testing

I think the AWA posts their essays on their home website somewhere.

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