Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Springfield, MO
to me the biggest chump move is when an instructor (who isnt a rightful black belt) buys his belt through a name, gracie or other by offering to bring them in so many times a year for seminars in such which would make the giver of rank alot of money, plus the instructor gets money for having a rank and name on their school....this happens all the time
also you can buy a belt any where....to me belts mean nothing. trophies mean a lot more.
bjj and submission grappling are performance based so really you dont move up in rank from "belt tests"
muay thai (aside from traditional) has no rank much like boxing, its just your as good as you are.
i recently told my coach not to give me rank because i think its stupid. he just recently decided to start giving rank to people.
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Last edited by wallysworld191; 07-16-2008 at 11:56 PM.