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Old 07-15-2004, 06:58 PM   #1
AikiRaven
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what is my first Kyu?

what is my first kyu... 8 or 5.... and what techniques do i need to know? and is there any sites that have any videos/walkthroughs of them? thanks

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Old 07-15-2004, 10:04 PM   #2
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Re: what is my first Kyu?

This all depends on which style you are affiliated with. Your sempai should be able to help you prepare for this test when it nears. There are various videos available, but I've found that nothing quite equals training on the mat with someone who had experienced the testing criteria first hand. Sempai should be the ones responsible for this, someone had to take the time to help them attain that rank, and by accepting that rank they accept responsibility. That's how the sempai-kohai system should work.
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Old 07-18-2004, 11:36 PM   #3
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Re: what is my first Kyu?

Well said Mike.

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Old 12-14-2004, 02:21 PM   #4
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Re: what is my first Kyu?

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Well said Mike.
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Old 12-14-2004, 02:34 PM   #5
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Re: what is my first Kyu?

A google search indicates that Brampton Aikikai may be associated with CAF and USAF. If that is so then this link may help out:

USAF Eastern Region Test Requirements

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Old 12-14-2004, 04:00 PM   #6
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Re: what is my first Kyu?

Quote:
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Ditto
Ditto!

There is a vast range of Kżu grade levels, and this can be dangerous - when a 5th Kyu in school that starts at 8th Kyu practices with a 5th Kyu from a school that starts at 5th Kyu train together. The former will be vastly more experienced!!!!

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Old 12-15-2004, 12:28 PM   #7
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Smile Re: what is my first Kyu?

The first Kyu rank really also depends on the organization you train in. For instance, I am in AAA, and our kyu rank starts at 7.

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Old 12-15-2004, 09:42 PM   #8
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Re: what is my first Kyu?

Might I add that everyone's first test really feels like your trying to play chess with octopi strapped to your hands. It never looks or feels good. If you've been paying attention and get it somewhere in the vacinity of what your sensei asks for, you'll be perfectly fine.

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