Louis Amberg (ewodaj) wrote:
I always wondered this and if you can please give me your insight on this question...just because someone is a higher rank in aikido does that mean he is a better/stronger/more experienced martial artist than say someone is who has a less degree black in aikido?
(1) Doubtful correlation of belt : raw physical ability. How black is that black belt?
(2) Above a certain level, belts are given for other reasons that technical skill (eg: promoting organization etc)
(3) Belt standards different in different places
(4) see (1)
(5) Previous art experience
(6) Physical condition
(7) did I mention see (1) ?