Martial Art Ranks

Black BeltThere are no academic standards in the Canadian martial art industry. Unlike the medical community, in this industry there are no standards enforced by the Canadian government. This means that anyone can call themselves a martial art instructor, master, grand-master, or educator. It should be known that these terms can be, and have been, adopted by individuals who possess limited knowledge and skills. As a result, the quality of martial art instruction varies from one martial art system to another. With this in mind, you should not expect the martial art ranks associated with a vast number of martial art systems to be the same or equal to one another. As an example, the knowledge and skill required to attain a black belt will vary from one martial art system to another.

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