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Old 07-06-2014, 11:44 AM   #26
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Re: Something's Rank - Black Belts in Aikido

Well, I happen to know for a fact that some Korean guys with the last name of Lee invented the Camoflague rank belt for a youth student with perhaps 6 - 9 months of experience in their version of Tae Kwon Do they brought to the American content with the beginning of their Association, deciding that they could speed up the "apparent" rank progression of kids so as to salvage their attendance by the challenge of attention-deficit kiddos in the USA in the late 1980s.. So there.

LOL! Sorry. Old ATA memories. I am so glad I had ranked up so I didn't have to wear one of those things.

I find it interesting that the kanji character for kuzushi illustrates a mountain falling on a house.
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:17 AM   #27
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Re: Something's Rank - Black Belts in Aikido

And here's Part 2 of the Spanish translation of "Something’s Rank - Black Belts in Aikido", courtesy of Aikido en línea. The original English version is also available here.



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Old 07-09-2014, 09:59 AM   #28
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Re: Something's Rank - Black Belts in Aikido

Now available in Romanian, courtesy of Daniel Forga. The original English version is available on the Aikido Sangenkai blog.



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Old 07-09-2014, 07:53 PM   #29
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Re: Rank

David Ringle wrote: View Post
I wonder how many people would be really inclined to pursue dan rank if it came with a pink belt?

Just a thought.

Dear Dave,
i have no problems with a natty pink belt.Looks very fetching aleeong with a matching gi and hakama.
Do you not feel the Aikido community needs a bit of colour?All these dull black .navy blue hakamas and white gi is lacking in the trend setting fashion dept.Maybe someone could start up a profitable sideline/home business?O Senseis spiritual leader I believe was rather daring in his Dress code.
Cheers, Joe.
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