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    Just Made Brown High In Goju Ryu

    I just made 1st kyu brown belt or brown high in Goju Ryu. That means the next promotion for me will be first degree black belt. Hopefully I will not hit a wall like the last time I was at brown high. Time to step up the training, now the real fun begins.
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    Too Many People Miss My Points

    Well whether or not they do remain at a lower belt would depend on whatever system their instructor has in place on how students get promoted, I talk more extensively about this in my "Not All Dojos Function The Same" thread.
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    Too Many People Miss My Points

    The teacher sets the standards that the student has to meet in order to earn belts, it is the teacher who decides what a student has to develop in terms of skill and technique to be able to earn the various belts, but there are some students who want to meet those standards and thus earn the...
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    Not All Dojos Function The Same

    If only the martial arts were as simple as college, oh wait it is.
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    Not All Dojos Function The Same

    You can always learn from your past, and when stuff in the past doesn't work out the way you want it to, before you can truly move on you might at least want some closure. Well when you learn martial arts it is also scheduled and controlled within the walls of the dojo, just like college.
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    Not All Dojos Function The Same

    Passing a test can be special enough, depending on how hard the test was.
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    Not All Dojos Function The Same

    Perhaps, but you should also learn from your mistakes, you should learn why you didn't meet your goal (which includes meeting it within a certain set time period) and what you could've done different. Well college is an example of something where you might set goals, people set goals about...
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    Too Many People Miss My Points

    And yet teachers use analogies all the time.
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    Too Many People Miss My Points

    Whether or not belt tests matter a lot depends. Some students want to earn belts some students don't, so it depends on what the student wants. Perhaps, and it would also help if people wouldn't take into account stuff I've said in other threads. People use analogies as debate tools all the...
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    Not All Dojos Function The Same

    Such as pass a test?
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    Not All Dojos Function The Same

    Well you could try to meet goals within certain time limits. You might not always be successful but there is no reason you can't try, although you should be reasonable with your goals and time limits if you hope to meet them. Why not? College is a part of life for many people.
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    Too Many People Miss My Points

    Too many people on this forum miss my points. Now that's not the same as agreeing with my points, Im fine with people disagreeing with my points, but the problem is when people don't get my points in the first place. I must say, some of the people on this forum are kings and queens of missing...
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    Not All Dojos Function The Same

    But we set time periods all the time. Most people set a time period of 13 years to get a high school diploma (kindergarten and then grades 1-12), people set time periods in which to get college degrees, more advanced degrees, promotions at work, ect. And people do set time frames to fall in...
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    Not All Dojos Function The Same

    Taking a pause and appreciating the sites now and then is all fine and dandy as long as you make sure that you're still going to arrive at the summit within the time period that you hope and plan to get there. Remember, time is precious.
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    Not All Dojos Function The Same

    So in other words, aside from certain circumstances where you might need rank to be able to do certain stuff (learn more material, compete, teach, ect.) you're saying rank is no big deal.
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