Peter Rehse wrote:
My point is that there is precedent - I used an example close to home.
I took exception to people describing behaviour as fraudulent when it is just different from the way they do things.
Precedent for promotion from a lifetime of training in the art, of course.
I believe this is a different situation from the people who hold rank NOWHERE NEAR the accomplishments of Nariyama Sensei.
I doubt that the difference is just the amount of time.
The skill level.
The actual time of training in the art.(He has the mileage
The fact that the training time is actually in THIS art.
(Not Karate, or whatever.. and granted rank from the same)
Not to mention the intent...(Giving to the art, vs "rank" to gain profits from prospective students.)
Lots of difference, I think.
Just a opinion from the cheap seats...