3/19/2006 8:39pm, #21
Originally Posted by wagamichi
- Join Date
- Dec 2005
- W. Yorks, UK
You know how I've got to earn every belt from orange up in the BJA? I've got to fight, if I can't win in competition, then sorry, no promotion for me. If and when I get a Judo black belt it's going to fucking mean something. The same is true of BJJ, even more so.
So when people who've actually earned the right to wear that belt see people walking around with it purely because they've attended so many months and have learned to memorize some fucking crappy piece of choreography it's going to get them riled some, I'm sorry if that offends you.
3/19/2006 9:44pm, #22
i agree with wagamichi in that it is not the kids fault that he wants a blackbelt, (what kid wouldnt?) but its his dumbass teacher who will be promoting him who should be bashed.
3/19/2006 9:59pm, #23
3/19/2006 10:11pm, #24Originally Posted by Lu Tze
Hey, I got over my hate. I used to think it an abomintation that TKD even had a black belt.
3/19/2006 10:26pm, #25
3/20/2006 9:39am, #26Originally Posted by wagamichi
you think an 8 year old Black belt isn't going to brag about it or doesn't think he can defend himself ?Martial Arts is like sex, if you over complicate it with exotic sounding names, theories and principles, you end up fucking yourself in the ass. -Ronin69
3/20/2006 10:11am, #27Originally Posted by LolodesBois
Well I guess it depends on his instructor. Keep in mind a black belt in one art does not mean the same in another. it is just a belt. I have a problem with Kids that teach. that is a whole nother issue. A kid wearing a black belt big deal. A 13 year old wearing black belt teaching class, Thats crap. and that **** goes on all the time. I have a problem with adult shodan teaching. that is the true essance of bullshido.
3/20/2006 5:47pm, #28
In the United States there is no legal rule about rank--anyone can declare what they want. The only legal recourse--lawyers HERE might be able to enlighten--is if you try that with a trademarked group. So, I could be sued for using "Gracie BJJ" by the Gracies, but if I create "X-Ryu JJ Do" there is nothing anyone can do but kick my ass should the opportunity arise.
As for kids . . . I am sorry, no matter HOW clear someone makes it, the kid thinks it is the same as an adult rank . . . he is just not old enough.
Blame the kids? Only for their inability to pull up their pants. Just as there are "Little League" parents who live throught their tykes, there are martial arts parents who have idiotic expectations. I cannot really fault an eight year-old . . . but I can fault the adults who should know better.