Above is a video of a 9 year old girl that is making great strides in the world of martial arts. I want to note that she is accomplishing things that most adults have not even done. She is in a pop-culture music video, won numerous world championship titles, and is on her way to competing in the Olympics (she's hoping) if Karate becomes an Olympoic sport.
I am not questioning her talent, nor her achievements.
How do we feel about a 9 year old girl wearing a black belt? I understand it is solely a belt and does not warrant meaning without understanding... But thats is right there. Do you feel she has earned the right to wear a black with meaning/significance it holds in todays society?
What makes someone worthy to wear smething giving them rank/title?
When you wear a shodan, that shows you have an understanding of what?
We see this all the time in the tournament setting. Does this happen at your school? How do you guys eel about this, or what age is acceptable?
Give your opinion and don't hold back!