If someone was coming into our dojo I would appreciate hearing that they had trained before. We would also honor the rank.
Best wishes in your endeavor.
I thought as much. Ultimately that was my gut feeling.
I guess I was just really wanting to sort of "blend in" and start from scratch. Add to that the politics of rank etc. and I just thought maybe it were better not to mention any previous training.
That said, I absolutely concur that it is best to be up front upon initial enrollment into the Dojo. I can see that this may be a better approach rather than not saying anything at all.
I suppose i knew that all along. Perhaps a bit jittery about getting back on the mat after all this time.
anyhow, thanks for your response.