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Krystal Locke 07-19-2011 11:28 AM

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http://www.usnau.com/

Anybody know anything about this? They're selling rank certificates on eBay.

inframan 07-19-2011 11:39 AM

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Its for their students who want a 1st dan without having to write those essays:D

JW 07-19-2011 11:55 AM

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There's Japanese writing all over those things! Must be legit.

Marc Abrams 07-19-2011 12:14 PM

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Their list of affiliated schools is very impressive indeed.... Reminds me of the Japanese word "Mu".......

Marc Abrams

Janet Rosen 07-19-2011 02:28 PM

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Wonderfully pure! No actual contact information, not a single named person on their board/ownership/membership...

Krystal Locke 07-19-2011 04:23 PM

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eBay shows that someone actually bought a dan cert off of this company. Should I email them? That could be interesting.

Janet Rosen 07-19-2011 05:19 PM

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Krystal Locke wrote: (Post 288116)
eBay shows that someone actually bought a dan cert off of this company. Should I email them? That could be interesting.

Yeah, I think aikiweb should start a recertification program where we show up at their doors demanding they retest :D

Marc Abrams 07-19-2011 05:20 PM

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Krystal,

How much money do you have to waste? Instead of wasting it on a piece of toilet paper, how about donating it to a charity instead?

marc abrams

Chris Farnham 07-19-2011 05:42 PM

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According to their bio of O Sensei, Morihei Ueshiba was born in Vakayama prefecture, Japan. Funny, I always thought it was Wakayama, but I guess I was wrong...

Krystal Locke 07-19-2011 05:44 PM

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Marc Abrams wrote: (Post 288123)
Krystal,

How much money do you have to waste? Instead of wasting it on a piece of toilet paper, how about donating it to a charity instead?

marc abrams

You dont think that cert would look just as good as the one I have with Kisshomaru Doshu's signature? How else can I make sure I'm a real black belt?

Krystal Locke 07-19-2011 06:20 PM

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And how did they get Jorki out of Yoroku?

Krystal Locke 07-19-2011 06:40 PM

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More info. Huh. Notice I had to use a cached copy of the site. I found this by googling goshinkan international, suggested by the eBay seller's handle.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...w.g oogle.com

lbb 07-19-2011 08:05 PM

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Not the first time, won't be the last time.

JW 07-19-2011 09:34 PM

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Krystal Locke wrote: (Post 288131)
Notice I had to use a cached copy of the site.

Google's caches are gold.

Quote:

Goshinkan wrote:
Handley, Robert M. Kaiso Saito-Ha Shotokan

So who whas Saito then??

inframan 07-20-2011 07:10 AM

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Its funny enough that its an organization for independents, I the love irony.

Keith Larman 07-20-2011 08:22 AM

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Andy Strawn wrote: (Post 288172)
Its funny enough that its an organization for independents, I the love irony.

Yeah, I was wondering when someone was going to point that out. I love recursion, it makes my brain hurt...

sakumeikan 07-20-2011 10:05 AM

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Krystal Locke wrote: (Post 288096)
http://www.usnau.com/

Anybody know anything about this? They're selling rank certificates on eBay.

Dear All,
Sounds a good marketing ploy.These people might be a lot smarter than most of us.In a free market selling an item is Ok.The buyer has the choice to buy or not.
Cheers, Joe.

Linda Eskin 07-20-2011 12:49 PM

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There's a donkey registry. I have two donkeys (Eeyore and Clementine). I could register them, and then I'd have two registered donkeys. Oooh, fancy!

Same idea. :-)

(Actually the donkey registry's concept is actually to accumulate information on bloodlines, so that's OK. But you don't have to know anything about your donkey's family to register them.)

danj 07-20-2011 11:51 PM

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Someone got the ura and omote mixed up, otherwise not so different to many organizations ;)

Dan

SRB 07-21-2011 05:55 AM

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I looked at customer's profile page and a couple of his recent searches were Xbox games and candy. :D

Mark Uttech 07-21-2011 03:23 PM

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Onegaishimasu, I guess we are to understand that people will buy most anything...

aikidoc 07-22-2011 04:20 PM

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Anyone know who this goof is? Those test requirements looks real familiar.


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