Stripes...September 27 2007 at 11:20 AM
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|Lance Soares (Login kenpo3631)|
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Response to There are some folks out there....
You are correct, many out there don't wear stripes. If you want to and you've earned them then that's fine, but if you are misrepresenting yourself and the Art, well, to me, it's the same as lying. I've known KenpoJoe for a long time. I would like to think that if he is as true to Mr. Parker as he states, then his donning an 8th Degree while wearing insignia that aligned himself with the Parker Kenpo System, was either due to 1.) Teaching a Tai Kenpo seminar prior to filming, or 2.)an oversight due to time constraints that didn't allow him time before filming to change belts.
You may not see this as a big deal but if it was done intentionally it is a slap in the face of every person who persues the Parker Kenpo System and sweats for every degree of black belt they test for. But that is a post for another time.