Joined: 26 May 2001
Location: Leeds, England
Styles: Matayoshi Okinawawn Kobudo, Shotokan Karate
|Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2002 8:43 am Post subject:
|This is a complicated issue, which is different in many associations.
'We' recently graded a man going for his 3rd dan in Freestyle Shukokai (yes, a new modern deviation from kickboxing/karate)
There were no 6th dans on the panel, but the association specify that to grade a person up to 3rd dan there must be a 10dan panel.
The panel for that particular grading was a 4th dan kickboxer, 3rd dan karate (and head of an association), 2nd dan karate, another 3rd dan karate.
I believe that adds up to 12.....
But generally, yes, it should be three grades higher
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