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  1. Alpha One Four is offline

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    Tons of "Grandmasters" at tournaments!?

    So, I have been wondering what the hell is going on. I have seen Numerous 8th,9th, and 10th Dan ranks at karate tournaments. Do they just give themselves these ranks when they create a slightly varied style? Or is there just some all-powerful man handing out Grandmaster titles like candy?

    In fact, I saw two 9th and a 10th Dan award someone from a completely different style his 8th Dan rank even though he wasn't from the same style. Is this right? How can you claim to be legitimate when someone from a different style gives you rank?

    I've been introduced by at least ten people who were "grandmasters" in weird styles I haven't heard of. What qualifies them for that? Just because they "create a style?" OMG, it is so frustrating. Why does this crap happen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha One Four View Post
    OMG, it is so frustrating. Why does this crap happen?
    The real question is, why don't some martial artists have enough self respect to stop engaging in this bullshit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by It is Fake View Post
    The real question is, why don't some martial artists have enough self respect to stop engaging in this bullshit?
    When I was given permission to start my own style a few of my peers told me to promote myself to 10th degree. I simply told them "....and what type of example would I be setting if I did that?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Supreme View Post
    When I was given permission to start my own style a few of my peers told me to promote myself to 10th degree. I simply told them "....and what type of example would I be setting if I did that?"
    Yep. When Benny "The Jet" Urquidez started his own system, there were several ranks higher than him. Someone asked "what do you have to do to get those?" and he replied "I dunno - haven't gotten there yet."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chili Pepper View Post
    Yep. When Benny "The Jet" Urquidez started his own system, there were several ranks higher than him. Someone asked "what do you have to do to get those?" and he replied "I dunno - haven't gotten there yet."
    And, he could fight. Unlike the tubby collection of wind bags that, for the most part, make up the circle of soke do-da-day come pay and play.
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    **** it I am now a double white wide 11th dan of KO (clever pun on my initials) Karate
    And now that I am now an 11th dan private lessons with me will cost you $120/hr.

    Now whom should I get to send me a certificate and to validate my new organisation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodlun View Post
    **** it I am now a double white wide 11th dan of KO (clever pun on my initials) Karate
    And now that I am now an 11th dan private lessons with me will cost you $120/hr.

    Now whom should I get to send me a certificate and to validate my new organisation?
    For $300, I'll assess your skill in this system that I've never heard of or seen before.

    $500 for a guaranteed pass, Kool-aid coloured belt and induction into the hall of fame of your choosing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Supreme View Post
    When I was given permission to start my own style a few of my peers told me to promote myself to 10th degree. I simply told them "....and what type of example would I be setting if I did that?"
    Just out of interest, who did you need to ask for permission in order to start your own style?
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