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Old 10-05-2008, 07:20 PM   #2
Keith Larman
Dojo: AIA, Los Angeles, CA
Location: California
Join Date: Apr 2005
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Re: Martial arts hall of fame

David Soroko wrote: View Post
Following a less then impressive Aikido weapons demo on youtube, I stumbled upon the institution of "Martial Arts hall of fame" (which seems to be US specific, see for example ).
What purpose do these organization serve and how are they related to more traditional ways of acquiring rank and visibility in a specific discipline?
Kinda like getting your Ph.D. by sending in $10 and 5 box-tops to an address on a match book cover...

Or to reword a particularly offensive joke I heard recently...

Q: What's better than being elected to a martial arts hall of fame?

A: *Not* being in a martial arts hall of fame...

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