Replacement Certificates what is the answer?
Sometimes that is impossible because not all valid martial arts instruction comes from some big organization with a computer database, in fact personal computers had barely been born when I got my first degree and databases were pretty rare. There are many legitimate instructors that have left organizations for one reason or another and continue to teach. The problem is their students have no recourse for such a loss some twenty years later when they have left the art for one reason or another and/or moved and/or died. Damn man did you not see that Karate Kid movie that they even remade in an effort to make it even worse?
Originally Posted by HenryT
What in your mind is the right thing to do?
Never say your a black belt again for fear some asswipe on a forum will demand to see your certificate?
Obviously buying a certificate signed by someone you have never seen is not the answer, but what is, exactly?