Thread: Credentials
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Old 02-11-2006, 10:13 PM   #35
Dojo: Messores Sensei (Largo, Fl.)
Location: Florida
Join Date: Mar 2001
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Re: Credentials

John Riggs wrote:
I am just curious. Do people put importance on verification of someone's credentials? Especially an instructor. With so much martial arts fraud out there do people care?
It's really disappointing when someone has lied, isn't it. They begin in youthful folly and pay for it later when they've established a reputation which is quickly soiled when the lies come to the surface. Lovret comes to mind. Not worth the quick gain in the beginning.

Then again, credentials are probably like sausage and laws--you don't want to see them made. Osensei jacked people up in DAN to compete with other arts, didn't he...

Don J. Modesto
St. Petersburg, Florida
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