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    And Traditional Martial arts take another blow to the head...

    What a load of shite. You call people sir etc out of respect. In the military officers are termed Sir out of respect etcetc. but your two sons ? A black belt.. probably from a McDojo.

    In my karate fed, you could only get an 'Adult' Black Belt at age 16 and that took at least 4 years. You also had to have your record of achievement stamped at least 3 or 5 times from competition: AkA you HAD to have been in fighting contests and had to have competed in Kata contests. You could only get certain stamps from fighting... so summed up whatever those kids studied it certainly didn't resemble anything like karate.

    If I was their dad Id clout them about the back of the head and tell them to STFU

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    Oooops, McDojo Alert... they have striped belts. Look at the last pic, brown with a black stripe in it. That certainly isn't used in most legit dojos. It is always solid colours (Purple Brown etc) and sometimes with Tags

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    I'm grindin' 'till I'm tired...

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    Disgusting and dispiriting. And even if the kids were black belts, BB's don't need to be called sir. Calling someone "sir" should be a voluntary show of respect by the person speaking or it's kinda pointless, except as a demonstration of authority (as in the armed forces).

    Who the **** runs around giving seven-year-olds (non-junior) black belts for doing synchronized forms?

    Bottom Line: Stories like these make me feel like the smartest guy on earth for taking Kickboxing.
    "[Fighting for Points] is doubtless very pretty, and invariably draws applause, but preferences should always be given to blows that do some business, to good straight hits that do something toward finishing the fight.
    A man who has carefully trained for brilliant tapping play, will find himself considerably out of it in case he is called upon to do any real work."
    -A.J. Newton, Boxing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PizDoff
    What that means is even though Jon has a good 40 years on his sons, he has to call them "sir" or "sensei".
    That's a misuse of the term "sensei", which means sort of "forerunner" and has connotations of "one who is older and more experienced". You shouldn't be calling your 7 year old son "sensei".

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    I am a Ninja bitches!! Deal with it Join us... or die
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    This thread makes Goju-Joe cry

    1) there shoudln't be Juniour Black belts PERIOD
    2) All junior belts should be considered lower than any adult ranking
    3) Grown adults and little kids should never train together

    I am glad I don't study Goju karate

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    This is why I recently over Christmas break) quit Goju Ryu and started a trial class in Kyokushin. I've only had one class and can't continue until Summer Break, but it's better than what it was.

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    I'm shocked the dad went along with this farce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epicurus
    Bottom Line: Stories like these make me feel like the smartest guy on earth for taking Kickboxing.
    Now you know how I felt when I got to do some CQC and Krav :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCount
    Now you know how I felt when I got to do some CQC and Krav :p
    Did your old club make you call 8 year olds "sensei" too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elky
    Did your old club make you call 8 year olds "sensei" too?
    No... but it turned into a "family school". So we went from Self defense, bare fist sparring, bunkai (applying kata and kehons, all te locks and nastier strikes) to walking up and down the hall.

    A black belt who was about 13/14 was trying to tell me how to breakfall... considering I had done ninjutsu (all be it in a limited fashion) I was mildly amused. Later on I slapped him about a bit while sparring.

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