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Originally posted by bob919
no offense to karatakas or tkdists but in both these martial arts you can be almost garanteed a black belt in 2 years
THATS TOO BAD THAT ALL THE SCHOOLS YOU'VE EXPERIENCED WERE WEAK AND MONEY ORIENTED.
But in general you are totally wrong.
1st you listed all Karate as one, 2nd there are many instructors out there who use the same standards to promote that they have always used.
If you walk in the door with a lot of experience, you may move up faster, depending on the instructor but there is no guarantee of moving up.
The reality is its the instructors, not the arts that are bad. And there is a misconception that modified arts are always better. WRONG. At least not all the time.
Modified is good but you need a balance with the old or likely you will quit training sometime down the road, but a true martial artist will train forever!!
I personally have many years in traditional arts and I moved into BJJ and Jun Fan Gung-Fu which I havbe incorporated into "my way" but I have gone back to the traditional arts for my higher learning. I have 3 high level instructors in 4 arts. I "guarantee" you with no experience, they would never give out that rank as fast as you "almost guaranteed."