exchange it right away).
16)Avoid discussing other people's promotions. Be happy for each other (compassionate to those who may not pass) and remember to trust the Instructor's decision. Keep your limited perspective to yourself. Many factors, invisible to the average student, are considered by instructors prior to any rank advancements. Gear up for a new semester of training. From the time one receives a promotion, they are expected to wear that rank proudly and with honor. Students promoted to the same rank at the same time, regardless of previous rank, become equal in rank. If one is promoted to a certain grade (for ex. 6th kyu) and there are other 6th kyus promoted earlier, then those promoted earlier are regarded as higher ranked. The time that rank is received determines the hierarchy. Therefore any students of the same grade, promoted earlier than others of the same grade shall line up to the junior student's right for bowing ceremonies.