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The meaning of a Black Belt

A Black belt can have many values, Shihan Liam Keaveney gives his own views.

People begin their karate training for an assortment of reasons, ranging from “keeping fit” to being able
“to defend oneself’. One “goal” in karate training, although not the immediate perhaps, is to obtain your
Shodan (first Dan – black belt).

Black Belt

Why do people strive and battle for this symbolic reward? There are many arguments in the martial arts world which disagree with the traditional grading system. Why should a person submit themselves to such a system? Is it worth it, and in effect does it mean anything? Continue reading “The meaning of a Black Belt”