Sounds strange... ITF has 10 grades (gup) before 1st dan.
Originally Posted by aikiguy
I guess each organisation usually follows a standard but some schools might extend it a little to get more cash from grading fees and overpriced belts and whatnot.
I personally think ten is too many as well, five would have been enough.
ojgsxr6, That vid was funny as F**k! Anyone know that guy? -john
Belts are required when going cyclic. Hard to sustain 850 rpm changing mags in your SAW.
Or so I've heard.
That video was hilarious..............
I will have to try that move in class tonight.
There is a pretty good article on here about ATA, belts and its teaching curiculum by a former ATA instructor.
It talks about block grading. For example, you learn three forms for your first three ranks and the school will only teach one form at a time. So you would have a white belt with a yellow belt learnning the same form. Kind of weird.
You would expect that as you go up in rank you learn more difficult or more technical forms/kata but the block learning thing screws that up. Once again its all about the dollar and making the instructors job easier.
His name is Ben Lee, you can learn about him and other Heroes of the State here:
Originally Posted by johnny3443
But it's from this thread:
Yeah, that hits close to home. Especially since I was the guy who carried the SAW around for my first 3 years in the military...yuck!
Originally Posted by rush2024
By the way, I'm originally from Detroit myself.
Just to derail the thread a bit...Are you at Lewis now? Where in Detroit?
Originally Posted by datdamnmachine
Originally Posted by ojgsxr6
LMAO at that ****. But why would you even do that after you paid money to compete?