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Thank you for your comments.

I think I'll expand as to what I need to see before I put them forward for Shodan (1st Dan). I'm looking for mental attitude as the physical is only part of it.

Seven virtues of Bushido

The Bushido code is typified by seven virtues:

Rectitude
Courage
Benevolence
Respect
Honesty
Honour
Loyalty

Associated virtues

Filial piety
Wisdom
Care for the aged

You can teach a monkey to perform karate (you can find this on You tube), does that mean it is worthy of a black belt. To me and many Yudansha (blackbelts) the above Virtues are what makes a Yudansha not the physical side.
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A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.

Ken