But these modern invented styles do feed the ego of some. They just want the title and as more as better. There is one Italian "Grand Master" who really holds 36 master grades in his style. Ok, must be a collector or so.
Other systems feed their children force as from the age of 10 with black belts. Of course the parents pay for it and it feeds their ego too.
We here at Ichinen bridport martial arts school keep it serious. We have 5 gradings for students before the master. Master Horst Lindenau, now a teacher and black belt for 28 years is a 2. Dan black belt. And that's about right as the higher grade should be for the real masters of the past and for martial artists they do and have done great for the whole martial art family.
Today we graduated another one of our students. Aaron Mazs ( 40) from Lyme Regis passed his test and is now 3.Kyu Jiu-Jitsu green belt. Congratulations Aaron.
|Aaron Mazs from Ichinen Bridport Jiu-Jitsu with teacher Horst Lindenau|
You can join this group any Tuesday and Thursday at the regular training. 7.00 - 8.30 pm in Bridport.