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    Judo Black Belt testing criteria

    This is what my Uncle and I insisted people do....
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    "Out of every hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back." -- Hericletus, circa 500 BC

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    This is how we do promotions at my club. Is this the exception rather than the rule?

    Rudy Reyes > Bear Grylls

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      #3
      I just did that test for my Shodan in February, I'm curious too, Is this the exception rather than the rule?
      Originally posted by Phrost
      Yeah, you're probably right.

      But still, something about having a black guy or a lesbian jump out from behind a garbage can yelling "SURPRISE GONG SAU" at any of your big-named RBSD kooks makes me giggle like a little girl.
      Originally posted by Phrost
      There are two kinds of members on MAP:

      1. LARPers/Partial Artists
      2. People who haven't heard about Bullshido.
      The Mighty McClaw to Fox when refusing to fight AnnaT.

      Originally posted by TheMightyMcClaw
      Don't fight girls? When are you living, the 1850's? I suppose you think they shouldn't work or vote either.
      Get with the times and punch a chick.
      Wingchundo's response after I called him a "pussy"

      Originally posted by wingchundo
      Hey, I resemble that remark!

      Ok, time for a snappy comeback.... uh...

      OK. Here goes.

      You are what you eat!

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        #4
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        Mark,

        Do you think you have it within you to create at least one thread a day where the title is descriptive enough to actually mean something as to what the thread is supposed to contain? This is getting tedious.
        Calm down, it's only ones and zeros.
        "Your calm and professional manner of response is really draining all the fun out of this. Can you reply more like Dr. Fagbot or something? Call me some names, mention some sand in my vagina or something of the sort. You can't expect me to come up with reasonable arguments man!" -- MaverickZ

        "Tom Kagan spins in his grave and the fucking guy isn't even dead yet." -- Snake Plissken

        My Bullshido fan club threads:
        Tom Kagan's a big hairy...
        Tom Kagan can lick my BALLS
        Tom Kagan teaches _ing __un and bigotry?
        Tom Kagan: Serious discussion here
        Lamokio asks the burning question is Tom Kagan a pussy or just cruising for some
        I'm Dave the gay Kickboxer from Manchester and I have the hots for Tom Kagan
        TOM KAGAN, OPEN ME, THE MKT ARE COMING FOR YOU ! ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH TO MEET ?
        ATTN TOM KAGAN
        World Dominator 'Kagan' in plot to lie about real Kung Fu and Martial Arts
        Tom Kagan just gave me my third negative rep in a day
        I am infatuated with Tom Kagan
        Tom Kagan is a fat balding white guy.

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            #6
            The BJA's requirements can be found here (from the BJA website. Right click, save as).

            It's something I want to start working towards next year. There's no vocabulary component AFAIK (is that usual in the U.S?), there is a competition one though.

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              MTripp

              Damn man...just...damn.

              Do your guys also need to satisfy 'minimum competition points' (ie: 100, gained via shiai, ref work, assistant coaching etc) and time in service? Do they also need to fight a line up etc?

              PS: No love NNK / KNK ?

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                #8
                Holy sweet mother...Oh Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn!

                Ouch, I would fail fantastically with the Japanese terms I'm sure. This truly make me realize how much I suck at Judo...:(

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Ka-Bar View Post
                  This is how we do promotions at my club. Is this the exception rather than the rule?


                  That is the USJA promotion exam. USJF and USA Judo have different procedures and exams. So it should be the rule at USJA clubs.

                  The state governing bodies of USA Judo have standards they get approved by USA Judo.

                  Not sure how USJF works.

                  Regards,

                  Ben Reinhard
                  Falling for Judo since 1980

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                    #10
                    I have never had to do vocab. I had to count to 10, know the rules (a stretch I know), know the names of the techniques of my belt in japanese and english, and be able to do the techniques as well as compete.

                    I have been pursing my shodan for the last year and I recently gave up trying. There just isn't enough judo around here to find a kata partner, and the requirements are just too much work at this point. I'm happy enough with being a ikkyu. My instructor is retiring this year, so my judo days are just about over. Unofficially I'll keep running the takedown class at my bjj school. It's judo without bowing or belts. We use the judo names of the throws however. We just got two new students who are shodans from the EU. I'm hoping they will maybe be willing to take over the teaching responsibilities from me. I dont' feel qualified and I hate doing it. without a black belt.

                    But when my judo instructor retires there will be no judo anywhere near me. I'll have to drive from south bend, IN to Portage, MI if I want to train. So I'm just going to quit. The funny thing is this area has 3 or 4 good black belts, but none of them have any interest in starting a school. There is probably 10 good serious judo students in the area that are fragmented, but none of us are qualified to run a real judo club.

                    It's a sad time for this area really. If I had a kata partner and a real judo class that met more than once a week I might seriously consider trying to keep judo alive here. I also found out my coach doesn't certify our ranks with the USJI until Shodan. So I have 100% 0 proof of my last 4 and 1/2 years of training. Besides owning a gi, a brown belt, and being able to sometimes throw people.
                    "a martial art that has no rules is nothing but violence" - Kenji Tomiki

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Tom Kagan View Post
                      Thread title changed.

                      Mark,

                      Do you think you have it within you to create at least one thread a day where the title is descriptive enough to actually mean something as to what the thread is supposed to contain? This is getting tedious.
                      I was thinking how nice it was to have an editor who adjusts these things....
                      "Out of every hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back." -- Hericletus, circa 500 BC

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                        #12
                        Umm.... I am a rank examiner as well so.

                        1. Remember I said people were not contacting myself or my Uncle yet were getting promoted anyway. If you were from Michigan, you should have seen us.

                        2. I think the Camp system was outstanding, and sadly dying out due to small numbers and no money. Spirit of the Eagle had over 100 people or more at times. You had dozens of black belts there who could help you with anything.

                        3. Kata: Just because you are Shodan does not mean you can't pick your kata! The problem comes in we grade on contest, example Ron Tripp. That is a good thing. But then that contest guy now wants to get higher rank, now he is expected to know 5 or 6 and he hasn't learned any. I watched Mike Swain busting his ass at a Spirit of the Eagle camp working on Katas. However, here is a secret. One of them can be done alone as a karate kata; and the two self-defense katas? Go to an aikido school! I found a kata partner that way, high ranked aikido guy by the way, who loved the idea he was learning Judo kata... go figure. They LOVE the kneeling stuff and the Ju no Kata BTW. Finally, I have seen people grade people doing this without a kata partner, just doing their side of the kata.

                        4. Rank: Again, this is the great thing about finding a Camp and going there. There will be people there who will test, certify, and register your rank with ANY of the major groups.
                        "Out of every hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back." -- Hericletus, circa 500 BC

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by kbits View Post
                          MTripp

                          Damn man...just...damn.

                          Do your guys also need to satisfy 'minimum competition points' (ie: 100, gained via shiai, ref work, assistant coaching etc) and time in service? Do they also need to fight a line up etc?

                          PS: No love NNK / KNK ?
                          Yes, SAP points we call them, and much has been made over the word "sap."
                          "Out of every hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back." -- Hericletus, circa 500 BC

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                            #14
                            Oh, and I am very serious, do not discount the Aikido thing. I would do it again in a heartbeat. You may need to "shop about" to make sure you have a legit Aikido place, but if you do, they will be thrilled to help you... and they can REALLY make your moves look good!
                            "Out of every hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back." -- Hericletus, circa 500 BC

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                              #15
                              wow, the vocab would be the only part of the test that would be easy to me (good at languages). everything else is a damn beast.

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