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Old 02-09-2003, 06:42 AM   #1
TomanGaidin
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Question Ranks/grades

Just wondering... what rank/grade are most people here on this forum? I myself haven't even graded yet, but I'm just curious .
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Old 02-09-2003, 07:08 AM   #2
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That's a huge question you are asking here. You will find complete beginners as well as people with over 40 years experience on these forums, and everything in between.

Cheers,

Edward
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Old 02-09-2003, 08:25 AM   #3
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Cool lucky guess

My guess is the range extends from those who have never studied martial arts (but idolized Steven Segal) to those that study other martial arts to those that are retired from practicing martial arts.

The median, I guess, would be 3 kyu, with the highest poster that I know of being 6 dan.
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Old 02-09-2003, 08:49 AM   #4
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Re: lucky guess

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Mike Lee (mike lee) wrote:
The median, I guess, would be 3 kyu, with the highest poster that I know of being 6 dan.
Maybe, but 3rd Kyu varies in different schools. Some schools have only 5 Kyu grades, others have 9. In our school, 3rd Kyu is the first level of brown belt, which is worn for 3rd, 2nd and 1st Kyu.

I also note that Mike and Edward didn't post their rank. If it is of interest, I received my Nidan from Master Thamby Rajah, who was one of Shioda Sensei's early students.

Osu!
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Old 02-09-2003, 10:57 AM   #5
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on the ball

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I also note that Mike and Edward didn't post their rank.
Your powers of observation are keen razor sharp! Only a true master would be capable of noticing such a fine detail.
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Old 02-09-2003, 11:10 AM   #6
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I can not see that this has yet been a topic for a poll. Yun, how about it?
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Old 02-09-2003, 11:32 AM   #7
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Re: on the ball

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Mike Lee (mike lee) wrote:
Your powers of observation are keen razor sharp! Only a true master would be capable of noticing such a fine detail.
LOL!

So come on Mike, answer the question!


Osu!
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Old 02-09-2003, 12:03 PM   #8
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Cool 007

It's classified. I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill ya.

Anyway, all things become known to those who wait.
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Old 02-09-2003, 12:39 PM   #9
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You could try!!!

- British Military trained!



By the way, I am not always patient!


Osu!
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Old 02-10-2003, 02:37 AM   #10
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rank, smank!

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By the way, I am not always patient!
"That's why you fail"

Yoda said that.

Actually, I'm not proud of my rank, and I don't like it when other posters try to trump others with the rank and lineage cards on forums. (Not talking about you.) Therefore, I will refrain from engaging or being drawn into such petty games.

I act petty only for pettiness sake!
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Old 02-10-2003, 06:22 AM   #11
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hummmm...i've wondered the same..

27 years old Sankyu here!!

"Perfection is a Process"
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Old 02-10-2003, 06:37 AM   #12
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Sankyu very much.
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