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Old 06-16-2003, 09:18 AM   #1
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Thumbs down Shodan test:

Greetings,

I just wanted to let you folks know that my Shodan test is this next weekend. Many folks have already offered encouragement and advice. Any last thoughts would be welcomed. I'll try and post some pictures afterwards.


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Old 06-16-2003, 09:23 AM   #2
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I dont believe in luck so I wont wish it on you, but I will say, go out there and proform with confidence.

"Minimum Effort, Maximum Effciency."
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Old 06-16-2003, 09:24 AM   #3
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Good Luck!!!!,..Enjoy it!!

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Old 06-16-2003, 09:38 AM   #4
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Confidence and honesty. Show what you know!

Go for it!

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Old 06-16-2003, 03:55 PM   #5
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If your Sensei has put you up for testing, they already know you know it. Review hard. The just relax, breath, and enjoy yourself.

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Old 06-16-2003, 04:10 PM   #6
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"Luck is irrelevant; we will succeed."

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Old 06-16-2003, 05:04 PM   #7
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Eek!

Quote:
Taras Poltorak (taras) wrote:
"Luck is irrelevant; we will succeed."

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Old 06-16-2003, 05:31 PM   #8
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If you haven't already read it, you might enjoy reading Jun's reflections on his own shodan test:

http://www.aikiweb.com/testing/akiy5.html.

Chris
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Old 06-17-2003, 01:43 AM   #9
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Haven't been there yet - my shodan is still at least a couple of years into the future, but I believe one thing is REALLY important: Remember to have fun

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Old 06-17-2003, 07:57 AM   #10
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Ahhhh,.... and don´t forget to celebrate the night after the test,... ,...

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Old 06-23-2003, 07:32 AM   #11
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Cool I made it!

I did my demonstration for Shodan yesterday. I had a few little bobbles but all in all everything went just fine. I was able to make a video which was nice to review later that day and will be something I'll enjoy in the future. Much to my suprise, I actually looked pretty good in the video. I'll post some pics as soon as the film is back. Thanks to everyone for your kind words and encouragement.

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Old 06-23-2003, 07:44 AM   #12
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Congratulations Dave!
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Old 06-23-2003, 12:16 PM   #13
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Thanks, Rachel.

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Old 06-23-2003, 02:09 PM   #14
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Hi Dave,

Congratulations! Now, get back to training.

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Old 06-23-2003, 02:22 PM   #15
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Thanks, Jun. As our head sensei (rokodan) said, now I'm ready to start learning Aikido.

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Old 06-24-2003, 08:18 AM   #16
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Congratulations!!!,.... this is the beginning of a new path!!!

You did it well,... now you have the responsibility of keeping that level!!!!


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