Quote Originally Posted by goodlun View Post
I think its a fair question. Something out of the ordinary can be an indicator of something being up. In this case probally not so much.
perhaps i misread the question as being in the line of "is it going to take me longer to promote in a 5 stripe/belt gym than a 4 stripe one." let's hope OP was asking if his gym is legit, but *if* that's the case, then he should have asked if it was a legit place, by naming the gym, and asking about it. making the question about stripes sounds suspiciously like someone who is focused on rank, and we all know where that leads.