My nidan was from ~eight years of study at 1 karate dojo. My yonkyu is from six months of study at 1 judo dojo.
In short, shut the **** up you mis-targeting jackass.
What an utter joke.
LARPing for profit.
Now that we've dealt with that...
John, what have you studied and what do you teach.
Welcome to Bullshido Mr. Sutton, it is always good to have both sides present for a discussion.
(assuming you are in fact Mr. Sutton - if you would like to confirm your identity with one of the staff or senior members then I believe one would be happy to give you a call or otherwise confirm. Please do not be offended - this is to protect you from potential impostors claiming to be you and misrepresenting your school and qualifications, something that happens frequently.)
Could you go into greater detail about your instructor, Eric Whittington, and his lineage in Tokugare Ryu?
Let me explain something you are missing. People with Black belts tend to be ignorant of other arts unless, they are historians or have cross trained.
If I study CMA, more than likely, I'm taking something new because, I don't know anything about my new art.
I swear Martial Arts is the only discipline where, people are expected to be knowledgeable about every other art in existence.
No one expects an Engineer to, be able to quote Shakespeare, Milton, or Douglass. No one expects a English Literature Professor to solve quadratic equations.
Yet, for some reason, a Black Belt in martial arts somehow equates knowledge in cross disciplines.
In other words:
This doesn't help the defense of your art.Quote:
Half my students hold black belts in other arts, yet they come to me for training. Maybe we shouldn't jump to conclusions.
Also Mr. Sutton - could you expound on your explanation of your version of kenjutsu as "practical" ?