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Old 08-14-2005, 10:54 PM   #1
Nick P.
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Dojo: Sukagawa Aikido Club of Montreal
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24hrs to shodan.

Well, here we are.

Tomorrow night is testing; I might be a tad nervous (more excited, but a little nervous), but at least I have seen this one coming for a while. Two shodans will be testing for nidan and Sensei will be testing for sandan...which they only found out about 2 days ago. Yoiks.

It occured to me while talking to someone (a newbie, i think) that there are more dan ranks than kyu ranks; that alone should tell you where shodan stands on the scale of importance.

Kashimura Sensei (5th dan) has been visiting us for almost 2 weeks now with nearly daily practices, and we are all sore but happy. Some picks can be found here

Anyways, I just wanted to say to everyone on this forum that you have all helped, in some way, to get me to this point in my training, and for that I thank you.

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Old 08-14-2005, 10:58 PM   #2
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New Zealand
Re: 24hrs to shodan.

Good luck. And remember - mistakes are you're friend. When the inevitable mistake happens, it's just a chance to show what you really know by adapting and finishing uke anyway. Have fun.

Oh, and give me my sig line back...

"When your only tool is a hammer every problem starts to look like a nail"
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Old 08-14-2005, 10:58 PM   #3
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Re: 24hrs to shodan.

Best of luck. I'd say break a leg...but that is for acting...and might be inappropriate for martial arts :-)

So, be focused.

Be calm and best of luck to you and all your mates testing.

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Old 08-15-2005, 01:11 AM   #4
Dojo: Eagle Rock Aikido, Ammon, ID
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Re: 24hrs to shodan.

Good luck

My advice: remember to move

%us = map { $_ => q{belong} } @your_base;
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Old 08-15-2005, 01:36 AM   #5
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Re: 24hrs to shodan.

Good luck, Nick. I hope youŽll have a lot of fun in your test and get to enjoy it!
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Old 08-15-2005, 07:12 AM   #6
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Re: 24hrs to shodan.

Michael Fooks wrote:
Oh, and give me my sig line back...
Done. Thanks for not getting any lawyers involved.

And thanks for the advice and warm wishs, everyone.

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Old 08-15-2005, 08:19 PM   #7
Lyle Bogin
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Re: 24hrs to shodan.

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