Originally Posted by simonifrius
I issued a 1st degree black belt to her when she was still chris in 2002. i also taught her a little kyokushin for some variety but she was never awarded rank in it. but she never was an instructor in kenpo or karate, she never even assisted in any classes. crawford issued her a 3rd degree in his combat kenpo system which i dont understand cause he was only a first in chinese kenpo the last time i checked so i left him a message asking about it. i dont doubt his ability cause he was my jiu-jitsu instructor and friend since i was like 18 years old and i know he is an honorable man. so when i talk to him i will post on it.
but i did find out that anyone who trained under ken penland would be listed on the shorinji ryu website according to hanshi alexander ( the head of shorinji ryu now) so therefor the 2nd dan in shorinji ryu aki-jitsu is bunk as well.
ive kinda hit a brick wall, but i'm workin on it. and i do appreciate the input...thanks