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Things Not to Say

If an older Karate instructor (you can use your own value as to what is older) asks you to guess what rank he is, you should not say...

  • Green belt
  • Shodan-ho
  • Too high
  • Oh, do you practice Karate?
  • Oh, were you promoted again?
  • Can you be higher than 10th dan?
Of course, a senior instructor would never bring up the issue of his own rank, and would concentrate instead on the development of his students and his own training.

Karate is training, in the dojo and in daily life.


Charles C. Goodin