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#222543 - 09/10/08 02:55 AM Re: CHUCK NORRIS'S MAs? [Re: BrianS]
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Well, doesn't that just cheapen the value of a black belt then?




Alot of things do these days.

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If people are being awarded some of the highest ranks in a style just because they are famous then what is that really saying about the style in question? You don't even have to train in that style, but if you are famous then you can be awarded a top tier ranking within that style? I am glad that I am not associated with that.




Don't believe that your style doesn't do similar things. Politics I'm afraid. Blackbelt means nothing anymore.




Oh, I am quite sure that every style does similar things to this. You know, dealings under the table, I know you so I'll give you rank anyways, and other such practices. Hmmm, perhaps using "style" was a bit much and now I am leaning more towards "organization" since the style isn't recognizing your rank, it is the organization who does that. IMO, the black belt has lost a lot of value because there are so many friggin people earning them in two years from Mcdojo's these days. Kind of a martial inflation, so to speak. Easy black belts and honorary black belts tell me that perhaps its time for the whole belt system to be dropped altogether, or at least refined to a certain point. Or someone could pull a Joo Bang Lee and start demoting people back down to white belt . I guess that as long as the black belt remains a key selling point in the arts then there will be belt mills who churn out sloppy, two year black belts by the bucket load.
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#222544 - 09/10/08 02:57 AM Re: CHUCK NORRIS'S MAs? [Re: BrianS]
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Alot of things do these days.




Like 3 year old black belts. Soon, there will be ultra sound scans of babies wearing black belts while still in their mother's womb.
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#222545 - 09/15/08 05:04 AM Re: CHUCK NORRIS'S MAs? [Re: AmericanTangSoo]
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This was a first in 4,500 years of tradition.

But TKD is barely 80 years old...
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#222546 - 09/15/08 08:04 PM Re: CHUCK NORRIS'S MAs? [Re: ShaoLimper]
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This was a first in 4,500 years of tradition.

But TKD is barely 80 years old...




I know, right? It is amazing just how far some people will drag out a lie just because they feel inadequate next to others. I can see exaggerating a bit, but outright lying that badly? Some people have some serious issues.
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