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Old 04-19-2005, 07:28 AM   #26
Nick Simpson
Dojo: White Rose Aikido - Durham University
Location: Gateshead
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 916
United Kingdom
Re: should i test or not????

Well done mate, Nice one!

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
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Old 04-29-2005, 05:43 PM   #27
Aiki LV
Location: Las Vegas/Henderson
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 73
Re: should i test or not????

If you have been training for awhile and you have to ask if you should test, you already know the answer to that question. You know if you can meet the requirements of the test or not. Good Luck no matter what you decide to do.
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Old 04-30-2005, 07:33 PM   #28
Jeanne Shepard
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Dojo: Puget Sound Aikikai
Location: Seattle
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 351
Re: should i test or not????

Everyone ggoes thru the "really nervous before-really glad they did it after thing". Its all part of the fun. You have to have some kind of adrenaline rush or it would be boring.

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Old 05-02-2005, 09:50 AM   #29
Jeremy Young
Dojo: Tatsumaki Dojo/Springdale, AR
Location: Springdale,AR
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 33
Re: should i test or not????

My opinion is to just wait if you think that your instructor is not supporting the idea. Maybe you do know the techniques but sometimes the instructor may see something else that needs improvement (body movement, some small shuffle or not hesitating, etc.) and that is what they are looking for before testing you. Personally, i do not really like to test and put it off as long as possible! jajaja My opinion would be that you just do not worry about testing and just TRAIN. Concentrate as much as possible on training and getting better and as you do that your intructor will let you know when he wants to promote you. Anyways, that is my opinion.

Jeremy Young
Tatsumaki Dojo
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Old 05-07-2005, 03:27 AM   #30
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Dojo: Aikido of San Leandro
Location: Oakland, Ca
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 209
Re: should i test or not????

sorry, so late in congratualting you. GOOD JOB, MATE! See, that adrenaline rush thing before the test is actually the best part! And don't worry, the tests only get easier, bcause on the next one, yu probably know most of the stuff anyway, from the first test. Keep at it!

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