If you don't follow reread your own post.This was in response to my suggestion of getting re-ranked. There is no other reason to bring this up.
You might be surprised of how difficult that is, most will simply not do it, others will not do it without you learning all of their patterns, I no longer have interest in patterns and have abandoned that practice some time ago. Opinions may vary, but patterns are just that and serve little value in self-defense practicing each move to me is a better way to go, I feel it is easier to flow then because your not practicing combinations that most likely will not fit into the fight as a whole and instead can flow to what is available, I do not feel that rank should be so dependent on patterns particularly since they vary. Basicly you run into the same thing you see in the forums here, my black belt is more legitimate than yours I am better than you, etc., etc. There is much more money in discrediting you and getting you to enroll at a lower rank. Well yes you can get a copy of your discharge and diploma so no there really is no excuse for that.