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bushido_man96
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would go have a talk with the instructor about it. Tell him your training history and rank, if he doesn't know it, but tell him you want to enter the school at the rank he determines you should work from.

I've been in a similar situation, and started over in a new school from scratch, at white belt. The instructor then evaluated me as I went along, and moved me up in rank accordingly throughout certain testings. It worked out well, and it didn't really change much for me, as I was still learning and getting better. Either way, I think it'll be much the same for you.

Best of luck!
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Bulltahr
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update? How did you get on at the new dojo?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starting at the beginning should be expected if one is taking up a new martial art. It isnít unheard of, but this might apply when changing instructor within the same style. To the new instructor, the student is unknown and time must be allowed for the instructor to observe and evaluate, regardless of previous experience said student may have. It is best for the student to approach it as a true beginner and set aside previous experience if the student is truly committed to training the new system under the new instructor.
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Melau
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Joined: 02 Jan 2014
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Location: Netherlands
Styles: Wado-Ryu, Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing

PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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On my end, it would help me train without feeling like a fraud, and also give me focus and drive to learn the new kata and slight differences in technique


So that gives you the answer in itself I'd say. Your goal is to learn and progress as a martial artist, and that is all that is important. Whatever belt you're wearing isn't going to influence that.

If you feel more comfortable going in with a lower belt, while still keeping your 'Shoshin' (beginner mind), all power to you! If the instructors decide otherwise on whatever belt you wear, because they see a white belt is not what you are in skills, they'll tell you and come up with a way to show.
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rhilllakefield
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Joined: 19 May 2010
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Styles: Ishinryu Karate, Jeet Kune Do

PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you gentleman. As a follow up, I am now training (virtually) as a Goju Ryu white belt! I'm happy about it!

Once I'm fluent in the dojo etiquette and culture, along with Kata, I'll wear my current belt once again. I'm honestly enjoying time as a white belt again!
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sensei8
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Joined: 23 Feb 2008
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Location: Houston, TX
Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rhilllakefield wrote:
Thank you gentleman. As a follow up, I am now training (virtually) as a Goju Ryu white belt! I'm happy about it!

Once I'm fluent in the dojo etiquette and culture, along with Kata, I'll wear my current belt once again. I'm honestly enjoying time as a white belt again!

Sounds good, rhilllakefield!!

Did that CI approve that you could wear your current belt once again??



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bushido_man96
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Styles: Taekwondo, Combat Hapkido, Aikido, GRACIE

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rhilllakefield wrote:
Thank you gentleman. As a follow up, I am now training (virtually) as a Goju Ryu white belt! I'm happy about it!

Once I'm fluent in the dojo etiquette and culture, along with Kata, I'll wear my current belt once again. I'm honestly enjoying time as a white belt again!


It is kind of refreshing. No responsibilities except to learn!
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