Originally Posted by Asian Sensation
you know martial arts isnt all about beating people up thats why its an art the belt can symbolize more than just your ability to fight it could also show your dedication to the art
Very true. I guess I just feel that way because I used to play Kumdo (Kendo). Competition is emphasized in Kumdo and the divisions are based on rank. The school I practiced at was really strict on giving out black belts (1dan), and as a result I couldn't compete in dan-level competition in college tournaments I went to.