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    WELL I SHOULD BE....<insert rank here>

    so i forgot to put up an away message on aim and this crazy girl from my hardcore tkd days whom I have managed not to talk to in almost two years ims me. To give the readers at home some background, this girl was so into tkd that her aim sn, myspace, and email all have TKD in it. she had no social life outside of tkd, and it made things kinda creepy on occasion.

    the convo, with screen names changed:

    Beorn (11:52:04 PM): im spending the summer, though i think i will come home for a few weeks near the end of the summer to train and test for full second

    Tkdpsycho (11:52:51 PM): cool

    Tkdpsycho (11:52:57 PM): I should be full 3rd

    Beorn (11:53:24 PM): as in will have tested by then or just if u had kept on schedule

    Tkdpsycho (11:53:44 PM): if i had kept on schd

    Tkdpsycho (11:53:53 PM): I havn't been to class in liek 2 years

    Tkdpsycho (11:53:58 PM): but I train on my own, so u know

    so is this **** universal, or just tkd? cause i swear that every person i know that quit tkd claims the rank they "would have been" if they kept training. it just really pisses me off because i am associated with several clubs in different cities (due to me being in college) and i still manage to remain active in them all, and even promote when my instructors feel I am ready. Yet this bitch in question has dropped out of school, yet cant be bothered to keep training when she lives 5 minutes away from the school.
    /rant

    so i know this is a little stupid and out there, but i figure its less dumb than me trying to fight Annatrocity with big sticks and such.

    EDIT: cause it freaked out when I tried to just drop the convo in straight from aim
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beorn
    so i forgot to put up an away message on aim and this crazy girl from my hardcore tkd days whom I have managed not to talk to in almost two years ims me. To give the readers at home some background, this girl was so into tkd that her aim sn, myspace, and email all have TKD in it. she had no social life outside of tkd, and it made things kinda creepy on occasion.

    the convo, with screen names changed:

    <DIV id=34 style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"><FONT size=4><SPAN style="FONT: 12px Arial; COLOR: #d73306">Beorn
    That's one heck of a conversation there. The "Preview Post" button is your friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beorn
    [FONT='Times New Roman','serif']Beorn[/font][FONT='Times New Roman','serif'] (11:52:04 PM):[/font][FONT='Times New Roman','serif'] [/font][FONT='Times New Roman','serif']im spending the summer, though i think i will come home for a few weeks near the end of the summer to train and test for full second[/font][FONT='Times New Roman','serif'][/font]
    [FONT='Times New Roman','serif']Tkdpsycho[/font][FONT='Times New Roman','serif'] (11:52:51 PM):[/font][FONT='Times New Roman','serif'] [/font][FONT='Times New Roman','serif']cool[/font][FONT='Times New Roman','serif'][/font]
    [FONT='Times New Roman','serif']Tkdpsycho[/font][FONT='Times New Roman','serif'] (11:52:57 PM):[/font][FONT='Times New Roman','serif'] [/font][FONT='Times New Roman','serif']I should be full 3rd [/font][FONT='Times New Roman','serif'][/font]
    [FONT='Times New Roman','serif']Beorn[/font][FONT='Times New Roman','serif'] (11:53:24 PM):[/font][FONT='Times New Roman','serif'] [/font][FONT='Times New Roman','serif']as in will have tested by then or just if u had kept on schedule[/font][FONT='Times New Roman','serif'][/font]
    [FONT='Times New Roman','serif']Tkdpsycho[/font][FONT='Times New Roman','serif'] (11:53:44 PM):[/font][FONT='Times New Roman','serif'] [/font][FONT='Times New Roman','serif']if i had kept on schd[/font][FONT='Times New Roman','serif'][/font]
    [FONT='Times New Roman','serif']Tkdpsycho[/font][FONT='Times New Roman','serif'] (11:53:53 PM):[/font][FONT='Times New Roman','serif'] [/font][FONT='Times New Roman','serif']I havn't been to class in liek 2 years [/font][FONT='Times New Roman','serif'][/font]
    [FONT='Times New Roman','serif']Tkdpsycho[/font][FONT='Times New Roman','serif'] (11:53:58 PM):[/font][FONT='Times New Roman','serif'] [/font][FONT='Times New Roman','serif']but I train on my own, so u know [/font][FONT='Times New Roman','serif'][/font]
    = FAILED
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    Having actually read a convo now...


    I think it's unique to McDojos/arts that have that have testing schedules. Otherwise, how can you really tell? If your studio has a testing schedule that you know you'll be able to follow every time, it's easy to say "Oh, I would've been a 4th degree BB by now if I'd kept up with it."

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    Well, that's what you get for using AIM and more importantly that's what you get for doing TKD.

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    I'm guessing it happens in TKD schools more often, because rank is very emphasized.

    It makes people happy to have a colored strip of cloth.

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    Do any TKD instructors promote like in Judo or BJJ where the instructor usually hands you a new belt when he thinks you've earned it? This is how my old Judo coach promoted people (he didn't really like being called sensei).

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuatro76
    Do any TKD instructors promote like in Judo or BJJ where the instructor usually hands you a new belt when he thinks you've earned it? This is how my old Judo coach promoted people (he didn't really like being called sensei).
    nope, at least not that i know of. like G-off said, tkd is like the fucking freemasons when it comes to hierarchy, so people feel better about it when they have to "earn" it. also, testing fees often keep small dojangs afloat

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    if they actually had to work for it and it took some time to achieve the actual level behind the belt, then they wouldn't feel liek they had to "earn" it through some watered down cult ritual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EternalRage
    if they actually had to work for it and it took some time to achieve the actual level behind the belt, then they wouldn't feel liek they had to "earn" it through some watered down cult ritual.

    But...i...i love the watered down cult rituals....

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