- Black Belt Prestige
- High times
- Low times
- What happened?
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- Children black belts
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- Women black belts
- Physically or mentally disabled
- Over the hill black belts
- You can still do that which you do, because you do it.
- Is there something that can be done?
- Has the prestige of the black belt been lost forever?
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Women black belts
If all black belts are considered equal, then all persons testing for black belt should have to meet the same requirements and standards. Men and women must meet the same requirements to be doctors, lawyers, PhD’s, etc., why not to be black belts
For example, if a man is required to break a certain number of boards, then a woman should be required to break the same number of boards. If you lower the number of boards a woman must break, then the black belts are not equal. You should either require women to meet the same requirements as men, lower the men’s requirement to the same level as the women’s requirement, lower the prestige and benefits of women black belts, or award women something other than, and subordinate to, a black belt. The black belt should be lofty goal, with the same requirements for everyone.
People demand equal pay for equal work. Why is there not also a demand for equal work for equal pay? If you want to be paid equally, you must perform equally. If you consider all black belts equal and give then all the same prestige and benefits, then you should expect all black belts to meet the same requirements for becoming a black belt. If they not, then not all black belts are equal; some are less than equal.