“The Black Belt, what Next?,” by Marcos Marcou

“There are martial artists every day who achieve their 1st Dan grade. This is usually the time where one is given the “magical black belt”. Does it all stop here? Is there more to do after this point, or can one quit, thinking to themselves that they are now masters of their art.”

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  1. I don’t read Japanese, but am told that the shodan certificate says something like “beginning level”. One of the things I remember being told about the test, “well, you want to do well on this. you won’t have many more opportunities to show your stuff…”

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