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  • #16
    Any further information about the overall attempt/pass ratios for each grade?

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    • #17
      Way to go ... dan.

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      • #18
        Congrats Scott!!!

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        • #19
          Congratulations threads merged. He has a big enough head now as it is without two threads.

          Was Steve Delaney that same grading or is that a different organization?

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          • #20
            Two threads? This is getting weird.

            Steve graded in Japan (Araki-ryu I think).

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            • #21
              Originally posted by ScottUK View Post
              Two threads? This is getting weird.

              Steve graded in Japan (Araki-ryu I think).
              Yeah, I wasn't sure exactly which one of the roughly 47 things he does he got the grade on.

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              • #22
                If no video of 'the act' can he at least divulge the raison d'etre - or what it is - for the scary avatar? Was that the face he put on after yongdan, so the judges would make a note to pass him on the fantastic 5? Congratulations.

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                • #23
                  I might add: video or didn't happen Attachment
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                  • #24
                    Menjo disagrees.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Neil Gendzwill View Post
                      Yeah, I wasn't sure exactly which one of the roughly 47 things he does he got the grade on.
                      47 things I do? Where'd you get that from?

                      The two ryuha I do are sogo-bujutsu, so they have multiple disciplines such as iai, kenjutsu, sojutsu, jujutsu etc. For Araki-ryu, in addition to a paper-test, I had to demonstrate iai, kenjutsu, sojutsu and nagamaki (glaive)

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                      • #26
                        Well, congratulations anyways. For those listening in, Steve passed rokudan. Don't you do some aikido, too?

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Neil Gendzwill View Post
                          Well, congratulations anyways. For those listening in, Steve passed rokudan. Don't you do some aikido, too?
                          Nope, I don't do aikido. I did some as a teenager before moving to Japan, but haven't trained in any for almost two decades.

                          I just do koryu these days.

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                          • #28
                            Scott's being suitably modest, so I'll say something about his embu. Scott is a big bloke, he makes me feel like a dwarf hobbit so I had a good idea there'd be some power in his performance, but it was beyond what I expected. The pitch and timbre of his tachikaze was noticeably different to those in his shinsa group-more of a roar than a whoosh! But what was really impressive was the ease with which he moved his large frame. He appeared to levitate from the suwette position (Inyoshintai was a good example) effortlessly and his movements were just smooth acceleration!

                            Now where's my 50 in used bills, Scott?

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                            • #29
                              Inyoshintai? For an MJER student?

                              You switched to the dark side scottykins?

                              Erm. Anil...you are a dwarf hobbit. Even without Scott stood next to you. LOL

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                              • #30
                                Tsukekomi. Thanks for the kind words, Anil. I'll cross you off my shitlist.

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