I sat next to my mother on the bench in the middle of the front door and behind the Aquafina Gatorade machine. My mother and I were watching my little brother in class, whom had just started Karate. Moments went by before an older gentleman greeted my mother and myself. He introduced himself as Mr.
The written exam is quite extensive and often includes Essay questions.
Most Shimsanim require the candidate to also write prior to the exam an essay on an assigned subject. I personally have assigned a book to be read and subsequent report to be written on every occasion where I have served as either Mentor or as Shimsa. When I was coming up through the ranks, this was a demand I placed upon myself without being told so by my mentors.
In Korea, origianlly there were no such requirements, atleast not up to the 4th Dan. This seems to be an innovation that was first established in the west. As regards TKD today, you simply cannot get a job teaching in Korea unless you have been educated and earned an academic degree, preferably from one of the Universities offering specific programs in Taekwondo.
There has been a great debate in this country USA over the establishment of some type of licensing for MA instructors. Most are against this. I am one of the few who do not think it would be a bad thing I think it will be impossible for us to ever raise MA out of the murk of being something carnival until this happens.
I also find it deplorable the great number of martial artists who still believe it is unimportant to know the history, culture, politics and language of the Asian Martial Arts.
Sadly, more would keep us ignorant than push us to excellance. THe only reason I can find for this is because it serves their own greed and self gratification. It may no be in the keeping of the spirit of humility for one to confront such people publicly True teachers should never fear challenge.Nov 15, · Re: Your Black Belt Thesis Originally Posted by amylong I was quoted out of the Journey book or the kenpo dictionary or something and it said 'must be a paper about an aspect of kenpo' or something equally vague.
Kenpo Karate Black Belt Thesis - tranceformingnlp.com The KenpoNet Black Belt Thesis LibraryThe KenpoNet Black Belt Thesis Library is here to serve students and is the black belt thesis, Weapon into American Kenpo . Karate And The Christian The Parchments: A Fifth Degree Black Belts Thesis; Is the study of martial art compatible with the Holy Scriptures?
There are many who think not, some even believe that you should not fight back for any reason and that God will provide for all of your needs including defense. Nov 15, · Re: Your Black Belt Thesis Originally Posted by amylong I was quoted out of the Journey book or the kenpo dictionary or something and it said 'must be a paper about an aspect of kenpo' or something equally vague.
About this Thesis The pages you browse here are my kenpo black belt thesis. On June 22, I was honored with the rank of 1st degree black belt.
About Andree Scanlon My Name is Andree Scanlon, I created this site as part of my Black Belt Thesis. My goal in creating this website is to honor women in Kenpo.