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Old 01-26-2006, 02:38 AM   #44
Edwin Neal
Dojo: Ronin
Location: Henderson, North Carolina
Join Date: Jan 2006
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Re: should there be an age for black belts?

Peter i still disagree, but i apologize, i did not intend a lecture, just making a point... i do not buy the "law of diminishing returns" thing... any practice with any one of any rank can give benefit or not... i have trained with shihan and gotten "little" return and vice versa... the return is dependent upon you (generally, not personally)...

back on topic the curriculum should be the same for all students, although some schools i have been to don't teach shihonage until brown belt or above, shiho nage was the first technique i was ever taught... there are no "advanced" techniques... you know more ways to apply waza with more experience... and i agree about 5 years is good for shodan, but that still leaves alot of ground to cover!!!

Edwin Neal


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