12/23/2006 8:01pm, #11
P.S. Let me see if I can find it . . .
Nothing says "t3h d34dly"--even MORE then t3h Magic Pants--like:
SOKE CERTIFICATES!!!! [!--Ed.]
Now, this is apparently a legitimate recognition for Soke of Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu
I will let the Aikido-types confirm or deny that. At least the guy has menkyo kaiden certificates, the place is based in Japan, it has connections, and he is not a 15 Dan SURPREME Soke Grand Master!
Now here is a nice reputable offer:
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Joining this Federation is simple. Just send $30.00 to Richard Stevenson and you will recieve a rank recognition certificate which also states that you are a member of the Federation. Once a member, you can order rank certificates through us. There will be a place for you to sign as their instructor. The certificates will be signed by Master Stevenson himself as well. You will also be listed on the Rank Recognition page for anyone in the world to view.
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12/24/2006 12:44am, #12
Originally Posted by Gumby
- Join Date
- Nov 2005
- Washington State
12/24/2006 12:00pm, #13
- Join Date
- Jul 2006
- West coast
He is ome more guy. Jumps from 2nd dan to 8th dan SOKE. They are every where. I am sick of all these titles. Ahhh, I'll call my self: " Senior Supreme Shihan Hanshi Dai-na Soke Professor"
12/24/2006 6:20pm, #14Originally Posted by Gabster the Bad Elf
So, how can your "masta" make you a "Soke" of the same style?
That is it. We need to get some British titles in this. Think back, ye lads and lasses, to your comic books. Yes . . . for some of you that is not so far back! Remember those adds in the back for "itching powder" and "x-ray specs?" Not to mention "karate?" Well, you often found the offer to become a "Texas Rancher."
For like one dollar you could buy a square inch of land somewhere in Texas. You get a deed and everything. Well, according to an English friend, since "Laird" means basically "landowner" in Scotland, some groups are selling cheep "Lordships."
Buy an inch of land in Scotland--you can be a "lord" of "such-and-such."
So, dear Sempeiman, you can really be:
"Senior Supreme Shihan Hanshi Dai-na Soke Professor Lord Sempeiman of Inverness"
teaching integrity and humility in the martial arts. . . .