|Known to our friends as - The Chuckle Brothers|
Recently, Richard posted a short article on his Shinsokai web page that provides plenty of food for thought concerning promotion tests within karate. Richard asks, "What are they meant to represent?" and describes the role he believes such tests are playing today in the promotion of karate by certain Okinawan karate organisations and teachers.
|Training together at the Jundokan - c2011|
In time, the transition from follower to leader in karate unfolds, but it's by no means an automatic process. The karate world is awash with "leaders", but the majority of them lead by decree, issuing directives they demand others follow while excusing themselves of the same obligation. Few in karate these days seem mature enough to lead by example, and in my view.....karate is all the poorer because of that!