You got to EARN IT!
Peter Urban of USA Goju had the following rules for the Dojo.
- Nothing Is Free
- Everyone Works
- All Start At The Bottom
When training at a Great Dojo it should be evident that the students work hard and achievement or rank advancement is earned and not given or simply a financial transaction.
The value in earning rank in the martial arts is that it should be hard to achieve. Gradually increasing in difficulty as the student becomes more experienced and knowledgeable.
Children and adults both benefit from the lessons of putting out great effort to achieve great things.