Master Black Belt
- Jan 9, 2009
- Reaction score
- Huntington Beach
I reread Ceasar's post and noticed that his teacher was given his own "Kai of the ryu". I thought, when I first read the post that the teacher was given/began a ryu, which would've warranted the title of Soke.Maybe Hanshi would have been more accurate.In fact it would be worse, because Donald Trump is the CEO, but a 10th dan is not a sokeship. This person would not have been a soke.
Whatever title was or wasn't used it has become apparent that some are using embarassingly lofty titles to somehow, perversely elevate their worth as people and Martial Artists, while at the same time using the titlwe out of context.
There are some associations now where the highest ranks come with the title O'Sensei.
Btw, I am not in anyway condemning Ceasar's teacher. My perceptions are based on my experience of many Martial Arts Associations.