Thread: Nick Lowery, 8th dan in Judo?
7/13/2011 6:22am, #41
7/13/2011 6:50am, #42
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7/13/2011 7:40am, #43
7/13/2011 8:17am, #44
He can always say 'well I didn't really want it, but now I've got it its only reasonable to put it on things where my rank would be relevant i.e instructor profiles, seminar flyers, dojo adverts etc...'
I don't think he's an 8th dan, he apparently doesn't think he's an 8th dan, but he is and there's nowt we or anyone outside of the USJA heirarchy can do about it.
7/13/2011 8:23am, #45
Though as previously mentioned, on his website he's listed as both an 7th dan *and* an 8th dan Judo...
7/13/2011 8:36am, #46
7/13/2011 9:27am, #47
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Does the USJA have some sort of procedure for querying rank awards and any kind of mechanism for demoting people or rescinding rank?
In that particular case a nobody Hapkido instructor was able to claim USJA Judo rank by tinkering with Kodokan documents belonging to a JA board member (Neil O.) and nobody at JA even noticed.Now darkness comes; you don't know if the whales are coming. - Royce Gracie
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7/13/2011 9:59am, #48
Nothing like what happened to Morton will happen to Lowry, simply because no one depended on Morton for their dan grade nor the person who promoted Morton (because there was none). There will be a whole host of people who depended on Geis for their dan grades and Lowry and the system that allowed Geis to give Lowry his grade allowed many many more to do the same.
There's not going to be anything like that kind of shake up, because of too many vested interests, sad but true.
7/13/2011 3:10pm, #49
7/13/2011 3:14pm, #50