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    Hey there,

    This is Hardball, I haven't posted here in ages. I just got promoted to 3rd Dan. In Classical Jujitsu there are at least 3 ways to get promoted past Shodan. 1) Participate in a tournament 2) test 3) Teaching hours.

    I'm proud to say that I am now 3rd Dan. That makes me a better Sensei.

    TommyCaro.com :: Self Defense Training, Jujitsu Training, Black Belt Training, and More!

  • #2
    Congrats bro. that shows true dedication to your art.

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    • #3
      Thanks for the well wishes KOTF. How is the old forum crowd? I see from glancing that Jubagi and Tanto are still around. Any other old timers still posting?

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      • #4
        Congratulations Hardball! Welcome back!

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        • #5
          Thanks Aseepish. I see a lot of the old timers are still here. Best of luck to everyone in 2011.

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          • #6
            Kudos to Mr. Tommy C! Congrats HB!

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            • #7
              How many Kata do you teach now HB?

              Would be fun to visit your school my friend. press on!

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              • #8
                Right now I work with a lot of young kids thus my focus is primarilly on basic moves, self defense and how to deal with bullys. The Katas I do teach come from the Kodokan Judo text and my favorites are Kime No Kata, Nage No Kata and Katame No Kata. I turned my basement into a studio and I teach mainly private and semi private lessons. One day I may get a building but we will see what the Heavens have in store for me and My Art. Happy New Year.

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                • #9
                  Nothing like FUNdamentals buddy! Enjoy. When you reach 5th dan I'll be even MORE tempted to visit your school!

                  Congrats again HB! Press on!

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                  • #10
                    The promotions get harder to come by the further you go up. If I were to make 5th Dan I wouldn't expect it before 10 years. So many guys are "Creating their own Systems" and Promoting themselves to "Founder and 10th Dan". I don't think I could ever go the self promotion route. The guy who promoted me is a 70 year old 10th Dan.

                    What does it all mean? In my case, it just means I'm a better Sensei. LOL

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                    • #11
                      HI guys,
                      basically dan word is used in traditional martial arts of japenese.
                      Although the dan system is distinctly Japanese, it has been adopted by many other martial arts styles.....
                      and thanx for sharing your comments...

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                      • #12
                        Happy New Year, a year later. I finally got my 3rd Dan paperwork from the AJA. The teaching biz is slow right now. I'm hoping Hollywood will put our more martial arts flicks which always helps the teaching biz.

                        TommyCaro.com :: Self Defense Training, Jujitsu Training, Black Belt Training, and More!

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                        • #13
                          Things here on the forum are also very slow HB. I suggest advertising locally. If you don't already have a PAY PAL account for the fiscal part of the biz try that? You could offer one or two free classes and even lock them in with a one year contract?

                          All the best and congrats again buddy!

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                          • #14
                            Thanks Tanto, I'm in the local phone book which helps. How is your Judo coming along?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Hardball View Post
                              Thanks Tanto, I'm in the local phone book which helps. How is your Judo coming along?

                              LOL Rusty as ever. Still teaching privately on the side, mostly for fun. I'll never be a pro like you Mr. C.

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