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    Quote Originally Posted by Humanzee View Post
    So how long in each style of Karate and JJ, excluding time off, and not counting seminars?
    Check his newbietown intro post.

    I think he's got a couple brown belts and some Japanese jujitsu experience. Plus no teaching experience.
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    what matters of course is how long you are in your own style, which would be like 20 years.

    I don't want to start a dojo or anything, but sometimes you just get a bachelor or masters degree not to work in that area, but for fun or to convince yourself that you can do it...

    But of course, the more serious question behind this thread is why can people not be "masters" in their own style, if it is really their particular style. Then they wouldn't need "credentials" given by others. But I agree, that that would make it more difficult for outsiders to know whether somebody is qualified or not.

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    hello - No BS MMA and Martial Arts

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrej View Post
    what matters of course is how long you are in your own style, which would be like 20 years.

    I don't want to start a dojo or anything, but sometimes you just get a bachelor or masters degree not to work in that area, but for fun or to convince yourself that you can do it...

    But of course, the more serious question behind this thread is why can people not be "masters" in their own style, if it is really their particular style. Then they wouldn't need "credentials" given by others. But I agree, that that would make it more difficult for outsiders to know whether somebody is qualified or not.
    I would say that first, you master the styles from which you are drawing what you know. Until then, you have no right to claim mastery with these arts as your source.

    Secondly, pressure test the crap out of your art. Live sparring (none of that point patty-cake sparring they tend to enforce in Shotokan,) attend local competitions and see how you do.

    If you do per chance find yourself undefeatable after years of pressure testing and tune ups, BAM, master.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andrej View Post
    But of course, the more serious question behind this thread is why can people not be "masters" in their own style, if it is really their particular style.
    They can.Example: Kano.

    Quote Originally Posted by andrej View Post
    Then they wouldn't need "credentials" given by others.
    Yes they would need credentials.Knowledge doesn't come out of thin air.You should start your own style only when you fully mastered some other style and found a way to improve it.

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    OK; thanks for the advice
    I will remain a modest low-grade martial artist, then

    And I am not sure about the full contact thing: can't it damage your brain if you get hard punches on the head?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrej View Post
    can't it damage your brain if you get hard punches on the head?
    Why else do you think they pay the Sokeship fee?
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    Quote Originally Posted by andrej View Post
    OK; thanks for the advice
    I will remain a modest low-grade martial artist, then

    And I am not sure about the full contact thing: can't it damage your brain if you get hard punches on the head?
    Not recieving hard punches to the head will damage your fighting ability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmai View Post
    Not recieving hard punches to the head will damage your fighting ability.
    Having my front teeth capped definitely taught me to keep my guard up.
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    Don't sell yourself short with a 10th dan. Ninjers have up to 15th dan, and surely you're better than a ninjer. So I'm thinking 20th or 30th dan at least.

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