Quote Originally Posted by Crazy Horse View Post
Perish the thought of martial artists actually having to be able to *do* martial arts.
To be fair to DA, that's clearly not what he's saying. He said any grade 'above about third dan' wasn't a fighting grade and was awarded for 'services rendered' to martial arts. And that's exactly true. Or are you under the impression that the few real Judans in the world are the deadliest men alive?

I think, though, that it's an interesting subject. If Moclair's legitimacy wasn't so obviously fraudulent, it would be an interesting route of investigation to enquire what he actually did to merit his many rank promotions beyond 'about third dan' (or wherever his various styles draw the line at acquired skill and begin awarding on other criteria instead).