- May 27, 2008
- Reaction score
- Olney, Maryland
It is likely that he holds a 6th dan KKW and an eighth dan in another org. Heck, Elvis Presley was an eighth dan in Kenpo and may have been honored in other organizations as well.Ok, a 6th Dan issued nearly 30 years ago. Not an 8th Dan issued recently, as has been the point of contention by some here.
Not sure why folks are upset about something that happened that long ago. Apparently, someone thought that was appropriate at the time. None of us were there, I assume.
Thanks for finding that, mango!
Edit: Rather than post another reply, I'll add here:
Given that such degrees are generally partly or entirely for promotion of the art, I see no problem with Mr. Norris holding the rank. I know that he is TSD, but TSD did split, with part signing on with the KKW and becoming a part of taekwondo, so it isn't like there's no connection. Hey, how many of our schools say, "karate" on the front door? Anyhow, if the information in my last post is correct (the source is not an MA magazine, so I have no idea), then he holds grades in both the ITF and the KKW, and probably in several other organizations as well.