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Cord and Rule: C.F. Martial Arts Ranks and Achievements

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My cord and rule.

In the martial art of Cabal Fang we keep track of our progress using two primary tools — journaling and the cord and rule program.  Click here to view a google doc describing how it works.  Picture of my cord and rule on the left.

Journaling makes you think about where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re heading.  The cord and rule program – inspired by ancient measuring devices that became synonymous with “rulership” and status — make sure that we “measure up.”

You might say that the journal is an internal/reflective measuring device and the cord and rule are an external/objective measuring device.  Together they help to insure that we “keep things straight.”  The words rules, ruler, and rulership all have the same root.  Think about that for a minute.  Then think about the symbolism of “the Golden Rule.”

If all of this sounds really interesting and fun, you might want to think about enrolling in the Cabal Fang Hermit Path Distance Learning Program.  We’re a non-profit, so it’s 100% free.

Here’s a video on this topic.