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  • An amateur programmed this - there ARE no colored belts in Chinese martial arts. Anton Geesink (Dutch) invented that for his judo students.
    Dirty Dog
    Dirty Dog
    Actually, the belt ranking system was instituted for Judo students by Kano in 1886. It was introduced in Europe by Kawaishi in 1935 when Anton Geesink was still wearing diapers. But since the belt system here is a representation of how active you are on MartialTalk and has nothing whatsoever to do with whatever rank you may or may not hold, your comment is just silly. One might even say amateurish.
    bobbyboynyc
    bobbyboynyc
    I'm sure you're right, I wasn't alive back then, but I did have a collection of Geesink's books, so I naturally assumed he started in Nederland. Chinese used to have a button system in the Ching Wu school, which Alan Lee styled his own Chinese Kung Fu Wu Shu Association after. He taught many styles, and now has 50-year students, incredibly skilled and knowledgable practitioners. It pays to stay with a great master.
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