Can I be an Essence Kenpo Ambassador with less than 2 Dan stripes?
2018 – Sure you can. Anyone can promote anything. How about that used car salesman down the street? Or that restaurant employee who keeps putting menus in your mailbox?
You may be a colored belt, concepts belt, or 1st Dan and still promote the system. There’s nothing wrong with that and I’m not going to be the one to tell you that you can’t go to that next martial arts seminar, compete in that next tourney, or head out to that event that all the big stars go to without talking about Essence Kenpo.
However, if you’re serious about being an Ambassador, then you’re going to want to have some elevated skills. That’s why I recommend 2nd Dan before 5th Dan can be obtained. Do you think the people you’ll be talking to will know it if you don’t know what you’re talking about?
Oh, I think so, and that happens every time you give the wrong answer to any question that anyone asks you. Not a good thing for someone who is serious about getting a little respect as an Ambassador or Promoter. And there are some out there that will want to know if you can back up those 5 Dan stripes they’re looking at if for nothing else than to justify the path they chose for themselves instead of just down talking your path for the sake of down talking.
Now I just make recommendations here. You are free to take these concepts and make changes, do something else, or whatever else you can think of. I’m not the boss of you. You are the boss of you when it comes to applying these concepts your own way.
What I don’t want you to do is promote yourself to 4-Star General before you can shoot a rifle. In the right direction. And it’s just that simple if you think about it.