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Re: which time intervalls for the single kyu/dan-examinations?

Subject: Re: which time intervalls for the single kyu/dan-examinations?
by BMinter on 2008/11/14 4:40:39

Hi kusa,

You'll find one of two replies on here:

(1) Rank in the booj does not matter nearly as much as the training and is thus not indicative of one's true abilities in the art

OR

(2) A very long time :)


To an extent, both are correct. Generally students who are concerned primarily with rank advancement, while their ambition may be admirable, do not stay around very long. It's not uncommon for a shodan to have been in the booj for 5 years or more, and I've known others who have gotten there in 12 months, based on - again - abilities. I won't even go into the numerous times I've seen a 4th kyu give that same shodan a run for his money. Rank is a color, taijutsu an art. You need colors to create art, but the final product will always be subjective to the viewer.

Brian M
San Diego
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