The hardest test you can take

The hardest test you can take

Postby AngelicDeath » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:46 am

Years of practice and study culminates in this.

Day 1 of the kendo 8dan exams results (Tokyo): 963 people attempted it, 4 passed. 0.4% pass rate.

Ezawa (Osaka, 46)
Noma (Tokyo, 46)
Yamazaki (Kanagawa, 53)
Sugiura (Aiichi, 58) ... yo/result/

Day 2.888 participants, 4 passes. 0.5% pass rate.

So over 2 days of hachidan exams there were 1,851 people attempting, and only 8 passes. I heard that 1 other person passed the kendo portion yesterday, but was failed on kata. A 0.4% pass rate in total.

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Re: The hardest test you can take

Postby GonFreeces31 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:37 pm

And here I'm starting to get worried about comprehensive exams :?
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Re: The hardest test you can take

Postby Khiruki » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:26 pm

.5% pass rate? Dang. That's worse than the Chinese Civil Exams with a 1.3% pass rate.
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Re: The hardest test you can take

Postby Scientiafide » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:32 pm

If I'm not mistaken, 8 dan is the highest rank? Iirc correctly people have to practice for decades to have a good chance at passing this exam.

Anyway I know 9 and 10 dan technically exist but in these arts they're technically nonexistant if I'm not mistaken. Although I do remember seeing there was this one guy who was really revered in kendo that was a 9 dan.
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Re: The hardest test you can take

Postby Callonia » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:35 pm

Just show them the money and they'll invite you right in. Universities only want money.
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Re: The hardest test you can take

Postby asxlen64 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:01 am

Life is the hardest test.
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