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    Quote Originally Posted by Larus marinus View Post

    WRT the Booj, the story I heard was that Hatsumi took a look at his org one day and realized that there were way too many 8th, 9th and 10th dans who'd been promoted too quickly and weren't the super-elites that the rank would suggest and too many in general. So he added more levels in an attempt to unfuck things. Funny if true.
    It's a bit more cult like then that. He realized he had hundreds of this "10th dans" running around. Being the ultimate rank, Hatsumi quickly realized his empire would be threatened if they thought they had nothing more to learn and start competing organizations. So he added "5 levels of 10th dan" which became 11th-15th dans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judoka_uk View Post
    Callum and Larius, I have been putting together a pretty long post explaining the whole kyu/ dan thing in Judo and the origin of coloured belts, but its taking me some time to get all the sources to check what I'm saying is correct.

    I'm going to post it and the information from the others posts in a dedicated Judo rank history thread in the JMA forum, when I've done that I'll post the link here.
    Sweet. Can't wait to read it. :evil6:

    Quote Originally Posted by Plasma View Post
    It's a bit more cult like then that. He realized he had hundreds of this "10th dans" running around. Being the ultimate rank, Hatsumi quickly realized his empire would be threatened if they thought they had nothing more to learn and start competing organizations. So he added "5 levels of 10th dan" which became 11th-15th dans.
    Is it starting to go 'a bit wrong' again? Granted, this is only from YouTube - but there seems to be a fair few 15th Dans around who don't seem particularly old (mid-late 30s)...

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    Sweet. Can't wait to read it. :evil6:
    Finally got it done, the complet thing can be found here:

    Rank in Judo - No BS MMA and Martial Arts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larus marinus View Post
    Sweet. Can't wait to read it. :evil6:



    Is it starting to go 'a bit wrong' again? Granted, this is only from YouTube - but there seems to be a fair few 15th Dans around who don't seem particularly old (mid-late 30s)...
    Yes.

    I'd say more, but it would be mostly speculation.

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