Where Did They Come From and Are They Really Worth Anything?
Part I of this discussion is based in history and practice. Part II is vastly different. I believe that this part of the article will offend a great deal of instructors. Be that as it may, this part is based off of my personal and professional opinion only. It in no way has any bearing on the thoughts and opinions of my counterpart Wolf Isomoto or the karateka we teach. Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion with regards to what value, if any, a color belt rank carries with it and this happens to be mine.
Honshū & Hokkaidō
The two species of wolf native to Japan until their extinction in the early