Friday, April 10, 2015

FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Handling Rank when Changing Schools


Today's topic is about how ranks should be handled when one changes arts or schools in a similar art.

Consider this scenario:

A person who studied Karate has earned a Purple belt in their former school in another city.  Now they are entering a new Karate School with a different lineage, but is close enough that they do the same forms, have similar terms, etc.

I'm interested, in this specific situation...

How should this person's rank be handled in their new school?