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    Any reason they declined? Sounds like they are at least trying not to be a belt factory, so that is good.

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    Maybe he?s just not ready yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irving View Post
    Any reason they declined? Sounds like they are at least trying not to be a belt factory, so that is good.
    Quote Originally Posted by ray1970 View Post
    Maybe he?s just not ready yet?
    Any "gup/geup" white to 1 before black belt is just for fun. Black belt is where it should get more serious.
    There is upto 9th degree black if they wanna get serious.

    I know it takes about 15+ years from 8th to 9th degrees, but this is white to yellow.

    I am just disappointed but not pissed because we pay less than 20 per month.


    Eta: my daughter was really looking forward to yellow. She was even practicing with 4 white belt kids who are getting tested.
    I told her that I will just drive to aurora or denver to goto many of different taekwondo places whom I knew if necessary.
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    I can't find my D&D thread for the life of me, but I forced my way into a campaign and have been playing recently. I'm having fun so far.

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    I used to play a little D&D when I was younger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPrena View Post
    I am just disappointed but not pissed because we pay less than 20 per month.
    And there it is. Maybe this is why she hasn?t been allowed to test up.

    I have a nephew that is in his mid twenties and had done karate since he was very young. He?s actually an instructor now at one of the schools. When he was progressing it seemed the school always wanted more money from his parents.

    Maybe $20 a month doesn?t buy you a yellow belt?

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    Yeah, I don't understand the drive for these places to essentially sell belts. It tears down the skill value of the belt systems.

    (I do understand greed, but you would think that any authority over the belt system (if there is one) would shut it down.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ray1970 View Post
    I used to play a little D&D when I was younger.
    I remember you saying you used to play and your parents didn't like it or something.

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    My parents didn?t have any objections. Probably out of all of the crazy stuff I did in my youth playing a fantasy game might have even brought them a little joy.

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    I probably still have my dice and a couple of books somewhere.

    I was so geeky I even used to buy little lead figures and hand paint them. I had several that really represented some of my characters.

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