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Old 08-31-2011, 12:05 AM   #44
Lyle Laizure
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Dojo: Hinode Dojo LLC
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Re: Belt color importance

Matt Morris wrote: View Post
What some of you have missed is this - having belts (white/yellow/green etc..etc..) can help maintain some students as it rewards progress.
As a retention tool for a children's class but not so much for an adult class.

Matt Morris wrote: View Post
A belt system can work well, if there is real value in the belt.
Quantifying the value placed upon the belt is the problem. Qualifying the value based on technique alone is inadequate as well as qualifying the value on a student's character alone. But this is more specifically related to rank in general, whether there is a colored belt involved or not.

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