Putting the black belt on a pedestal

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Well, I don't see why a dojo would allow students to test or ask to test for all the lower belts but then they have to wait until they're told by their sensei that they can test for black belt. As some people have pointed out, at their dojo you're told when you can test for every belt, not just black but every belt. That would make sense but I don't see why it would be just the black belt test that a student has to be told they can test. If a student does have to be told when they can test than I would think it would apply to all the belts, not just black. If a student signs up or asks to sign up for tests I would think it would apply to all the belts including black.
 

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Well, I don't see why a dojo would allow students to test or ask to test for all the lower belts but then they have to wait until they're told by their sensei that they can test for black belt. As some people have pointed out, at their dojo you're told when you can test for every belt, not just black but every belt. That would make sense but I don't see why it would be just the black belt test that a student has to be told they can test. If a student does have to be told when they can test than I would think it would apply to all the belts, not just black. If a student signs up or asks to sign up for tests I would think it would apply to all the belts including black.

 

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Where's the 'thank you' and the 'I love it' button when you need it!!!!

(Did you know that every single girl in the UK loves and knows the words to that song and will sing it at the drop of a hat!)
 

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I'm not familiar with this. The only differing of gloves in boxing that I can think of is to delegate different corners in competition, sometimes.

I'm not doubting what you said, I just got to get out more. :)
When I was boxing there were only black gloves. I didn't realise we were all that good. :D
 

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Where's the 'thank you' and the 'I love it' button when you need it!!!!

(Did you know that every single girl in the UK loves and knows the words to that song and will sing it at the drop of a hat!)

Girls? My eight year old boy can do the entire soundtrack and my 2.5 year old boy has pretty much has "Let it Go" down pat. Mind you outside of that song he is pretty much limited to four and five word sentances. :D
 

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Girls? My eight year old boy can do the entire soundtrack and my 2.5 year old boy has pretty much has "Let it Go" down pat. Mind you outside of that song he is pretty much limited to four and five word sentances. :D


I tend these days as a Girl Guide leader to only see girls lol.
 

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I still to this day have never listened to that song and have no plans to

It's pretty awesome when a hundred girls or so burst into singing it spontaneously, I think the words resonate with them.
 

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Yes Savate does. But then that is Savate not Boxing.
And, their tights do seem to be sized a bit smaller than even wrestling singlets.


to be fair though it is known as Savate, Boxe Fran癟ais which may account for an awful lot.
 

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No no no no no. I must not push play


Actually it's not a bad song, I think the girls see something in the words which as I said resonates with them, it's certainly quite a powerful message in there about being your own person and I do think it also fits with the thread....the OP really should let it go now, there's a point when it's gone round and round and now it's pretty much a barren thread.
 

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to be fair though it is known as Savate, Boxe Fran癟ais which may account for an awful lot.
This is true Tez. But then isn't the Thai boxing art called Muay Thai which means Thai Boxing? Wing Chun is also known as Chinese Boxing. But we don't consider either as Boxing when speaking of boxing or do you? You maybe correct I at this point can only assume some do and I really dislike assuming.
 

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This is true Tez. But then isn't the Thai boxing art called Muay Thai which means Thai Boxing? Wing Chun is also known as Chinese Boxing. But we don't consider either as Boxing when speaking of boxing or do you? You maybe correct I at this point can only assume some do and I really dislike assuming.


To be honest I wasn't thinking of the actual boxing when I commented more that if any countries boxer were going to wear lycra it would be the French! sorry!
 

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To be honest I wasn't thinking of the actual boxing when I commented more that if any countries boxer were going to wear lycra it would be the French! sorry!
Agreed, all good.
I believe PhotonGuys post on boxing using colored gloves was about Boxing but then I may have misread.
 
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Agreed, all good.
I believe PhotonGuys post on boxing using colored gloves was about Boxing but then I may have misread.
Yes it was about boxing. Some boxing schools do use a ranking system of some sort from what I know where golden gloves is the highest rank. I don't know if fighters wear certain colored gloves depending on their rank though, golden gloves might simply be a title where the fighter doesn't literally wear golden gloves.
 

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Yes it was about boxing. Some boxing schools do use a ranking system of some sort from what I know where golden gloves is the highest rank. I don't know if fighters wear certain colored gloves depending on their rank though, golden gloves might simply be a title where the fighter doesn't literally wear golden gloves.
Are you talking about a golden gloves boxer? Its not a rank like a belt
Official Golden Gloves of America Website
 

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