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  1. HailtotheKing is offline

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    Donn Schucker leaves the USMA

    Has anyone heard any news on this?
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    I dunno who he is in all honesty, is he involved in traditional or classical Japanese budo ?
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    He has done competitions, but I think he is mostly a traditionalist. I've been to a couple of his seminars, where he teaches bokken techniques with aikijitsu and judo.
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    Posted On:
    4/26/2008 10:31pm


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    To any and all who may be interested, I would be happy to speak with you. Please feel free to call me at (314) 838-0869.

    All the best,

    Donn Schucker
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    Please feel free to explore our new martial arts association at:

    www.iama-martial-arts.com

    We wish to make the International Association of Martial Arts the best of its kind, so your suggestions and comments are welcome. Please contact me at:

    ynkyinc@earthlink.net

    or (314) 838-0869
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    Well, I think I know why he left. He pretty much says, on his new website, that the USMA is a BB mill.
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    Posted On:
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    I see that if you die, you may be posthumously (sp?) awarded 11th or 12th degree.

    Whats the difference here? Sounds like borrowing from Peter to pay Paul.
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    Thank you for your responses. In short, Kano (the founder of judo and creator of the kyu/dan rank system for martial arts) made provisions for ranks above 10th dan, but they were never awarded during his lifetime. Because of this, it is not really understood how he intended to impliment them.

    We have added this provision to our ranks but it is very, very unlikely (i.e. all but impossible) that either of these ranks will ever be awarded - if outstanding judoka like Mifune, Nagaoka, etc. did not warrant promotion to this rank, it is not at all likey that others will either. We have left the door open, on the off chance that one deserving of this honor comes to prominence in the martial arts at some point in the distant future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hungryjoe
    I see that if you die, you may be posthumously (sp?) awarded 11th or 12th degree.

    Whats the difference here?
    Sounds like borrowing from Peter to
    Fixed.
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    Nice pun. Is that your's?
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