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    Putin now "Mr Taekwondo"

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    Post by afulldeck Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:23 pm

    Honorary title only.....

    http://en.ria.ru/world/20131113/184681894/Putin-Earns-Honorary-Grandmaster-Title-in-Taekwondo.html


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    Post by finarashi Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:55 am

    In my country about 10 years ago the head of local NOC got 6th dan in Taekwondo. He had never done any martial art.


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    Post by Cichorei Kano Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:04 am

    afulldeck wrote:Honorary title only.....

    http://en.ria.ru/world/20131113/184681894/Putin-Earns-Honorary-Grandmaster-Title-in-Taekwondo.html
    But he has a "rank certificate" !!

    "World Taekwondo Federation chief Choue Chung-won presented a black belt and a diploma signifying the much-coveted ninth Dan ranking to Putin during an official visit by the Russian leader to South Korea." (...)

    "... an impressively immediate achievement in a sport he is not known to practice."

    Well, neither me, nor anyone I have ever met in jûdô in my country or most surrounding countries and who have obtained their black belts before 1985 have "rank certificates". So, that's settled then, although well all practiced our disciplines for years, competed in it, and having standing on that tatami for years teaching judo to kids and adults and contributing in anyway we could to the advancement of the sport.

    "Many world leaders and celebrities have been bestowed with honorary titles in martial arts, including US President Barack Obama, who received a taekwondo black belt from his then-South Korean counterpart Lee Myung-bak in 2009. Others recipients of the honor include the leaders of Pakistan, Indonesia, Honduras, Croatia and Spain."

    WTF !!

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    I guess it came with that Nobel Prize ...


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    Post by finarashi Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:30 am

    I have but one comment in response WTF!


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    Post by Emanuele2 Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:57 am

    finarashi wrote:I have but one comment in response WTF!
    Weird the fact?
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    Post by Cichorei Kano Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:39 am

    Emanuele2 wrote:
    finarashi wrote:I have but one comment in response WTF!
    Weird the fact?
    No, "Winnie The Fooh" ...


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    Post by Heisenberg Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:23 pm

    Many presidents and heads of state are given honorary rank. Putin, though not a TKD guy, at least practices MA. Even has a decent forward judo technique.


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    Post by Cichorei Kano Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:04 pm

    Heisenberg wrote:Many presidents and heads of state are given honorary rank. Putin, though not a TKD guy, at least practices MA. Even has a decent forward judo technique.

    And ... not even limited to martial arts:

    Honorary Doctorate for North-Korean Leader


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    Post by Judoker Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:17 am

    Obviously political - maybe the WTF feel that the sport is under threat of having its Olympic status scrutinised by the IOC. Wise move: rack up a few world leaders to argue your case.
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    Post by BillC Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:28 am

    Judoker wrote:... the WTF ...
    Note to the Bureau of Unfortunate Acronyms ... please add this organization to your list.



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    Post by NittyRanks Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:44 am

    Man look at the size of that other guy. It’s pretty cool to watch him trading throws.
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    Post by Steve Leadbeater Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:24 am

    NittyRanks wrote:Man look at the size of that other guy. It’s pretty cool to watch him trading throws.

    No "trading throws"...........if Владимир Владимирович wants to throw you, you WILL be thrown !!
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    Post by finarashi Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:50 pm

    BillC wrote:
    Judoker wrote:... the WTF ...
    Note to the Bureau of Unfortunate Acronyms ... please add this organization to your list.

    I always thought you could read and did read all the posts? But maybe you have me as "Ignore"  silent 


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    Post by BillC Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:00 pm

    finarashi wrote:
    BillC wrote:
    Judoker wrote:... the WTF ...
    Note to the Bureau of Unfortunate Acronyms ... please add this organization to your list.

    I always thought you could read and did read all the posts? But maybe you have me as "Ignore"  silent 

    No, some I do intentionally ignore. But yours I did read ... and for that reason making the recommendation as it is a most worthy suggestion.


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    Post by finarashi Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:46 am

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    Then I repeat them to you ad nauseam ... Then I pester you with other duller stories ...
    Then you start avoiding me and will not do randori with me ...
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