What I am saying is that by association it may be an attempt to convince others, in reality themselves, that what we do in the martial arts is as important, accredited and validated by two major institutes, i.e. education of higher order and government supported military.
In my view trying to compare a disconnected and highly questionable ranking of martial arts to such things as higher education and military rank is ludicrous. Even just ed and military is like water to oil, they just don't mix or match - period.
Take a look at the modified chart below and tell me with truth and a serious face, is it even remotely possible to say that a person of higher level in say karate is equal or comparable to a bachelor, masters or doctorate degree; a Lt Col, Major General or General? Would you want to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to earn a karate rank certificate vs. a doctorate in business? Would you want a higher level black belt to lead your son and daughter into harms way, say Afghanistan? Not!
If you run a training facility and use this chart to "sell or convince" an perspective applicant to sign up, really?
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