romuel villareal wrote:
The certificate wouldn't mean a thing if goes for testing again. If he takes the certificate with him, then he does not need to go for a test.
You are absolutely right from the "official" certificate point of view.
I should have been more clear. I was thinking more along the lines that it was something that was awarded to him by this instructor and whatever the outcome he might want to keep it.
The point I meant to make was that this was awarded to him and that cannot and should not be changed. Even if he has to take a test at the same dojo or another for official rank, this is still something that was earned and he can take pride in.
My guess is that how much this weird/temp/whatever certificate means really depends on how this whole relationship turns out.
Another thought is that giving it back in defiance now might be regretted later.