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Kruczek
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:13 pm    Post subject: Creating Certificates Reply with quote

I have recently tested for my 3rd Dan. Interestingly enough, it is normally my job to come up with more professional looking certificates for black belts and our upper kyu ranks. So I am trying to make a certificate for my 3rd Dan test for my sensei and/or the judging panel to sign.

I found a place selling the traditional gold phoenix paper on 11x17 sheets. I then made up a certificate in photoshop to be printed on there. I was curious if anyone here knows enough about japanese to help me ensure my kanji is correct. Also if anyone in a similar situation would be willing to make suggestions on the certificate itself.

http://img37.imageshack.us/i/dancopy.jpg/

Note: all the Hanko are done using photoshop to save money. Our school can't afford $100 for anything, more less a stamp... I have a reverse image printed on the back side to give it the effect of bleeding through the paper.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't help you with the kanji, but it does look nice.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree...looks nice. Sorry I can't help with the kanji!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try to contact your local University's Japanese Language Professors/Students to get the help you're wanting. Good luck!



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry I can not help either but it looks nice.
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Kruczek
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sensei8 wrote:
Try to contact your local University's Japanese Language Professors/Students to get the help you're wanting. Good luck!


Not sure why that hadn't crossed my mind. Great advice thank you.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With your permission...I could show your cert to my Dai-Soke for a complete interpretation.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have recently tested for my 3rd Dan. Interestingly enough, it is normally my job to come up with more professional looking certificates for black belts and our upper kyu ranks. So I am trying to make a certificate for my 3rd Dan test for my sensei and/or the judging panel to sign.

Congrats on your Sandan testing.

I realize it's your normal job to come up with more professional looking certs for Yudansha's and upper Kyu's...but...doesn't your organization have certs for your sensei/judging panel to sign already? Who came up with those? Those who came up with them before, couldn't they translate the kanji for you?

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So I am trying to make a certificate for my 3rd Dan test for my sensei and/or the judging panel to sign.

Doesn't your sensei/judging panel already have a Sandan cert for you already?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for the long delay, I have been at Basic Training.

We were part of an international organization that had certificates made for them, when we left...we were kinda on our own.

My sensei tested before an organization for schools that don't have a "home" so to speak. A Judan tested him and gave him a certificate...in english...

It is just as real as anything else - but I really don't care about rank to begin with, if I was going to test I wanted something I could put on my wall that didn't look like it came from Microsoft Publisher.

I got some nice ones made at Office Max after accepting the golden foil was too pricey for 8 prints.

Thanks for the support though.
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