Martial arts rank: What does it mean to your school and to you?
(Examiner.com) – The concept of rank in martial arts practice is an important topic, in that there are several meanings and connotations that are associated with it. Certainly the non-practitioners understand that a black belt means that the practitioner is a “master” of their art form, and are quite capable of amazing feats of physical prowess. As a practitioner, the myth gets stripped away as one gains more understanding of the art, and the meaning of rank.
Examiner – July 9, 2013