What's the importance of rank signifiers? by AJ Kearns

At Guardian we have different signifiers for each program but what is the reason we want people to wear them? From a teaching perspective, it assists the instructor at pitching the class at the right difficulty for those in attendance. It helps them know who to ask to assist them and who would be good to pair together for drills. It also helps other students to know who they can look to for help, who's technique they could try to emulate and where they should stand in line.

But I think the best thing about them is the sense of pride one gets every time you put it on. It is a visible reminder of all the hard work you have put in and a sense that you are getting somewhere.

So be sure to wear your rank with pride, each and every class. They are important and do a lot more then look awesome.


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