Almost every academy or affiliation has different requirements they use to determine when a student is ready to be promoted to the next stripe or belt. Some academies, rather than promoting based on skill level or knowledge, choose instead to promote based on attendance, meaning if a student shows up for a certain number of days over a certain period of time, they get ranked up.

Is this practice really beneficial, though? One follower of “Chewjitsu” asked a similar question to “Chewy,” and the black belt gave his thoughts on this polarizing practice. Check out the video and let us know if you agree:


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