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Old 03-05-2013, 02:21 PM   #7
Lyle Laizure
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Dojo: Hinode Dojo LLC
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 563
Re: Transfering Ranks Between Schools

In my opinion if I were to move and start attending classes at a dojo within my own organization I would expect that any rank achieved at one school would be honored by another school in the same organization. The trouble with this is that each instructor has their own expectations of what a student at a certain rank should be able to do. This scenario, IMO, is more difficult than going to a new organization. Going to a new organization I say put on a white belt and start over. If asked about previous experience certainly inform the instructor but don't go into detail until such time. In the end the rank one has doesn't dictate what one knows or how one performs.

Lyle Laizure
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