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How can one truly earn a variety of black belts in a variety of different systems?
Like kata, if you master one kata in its entirety, completeness and proficiency then all others are a matter of finding the uniqueness of that systems essence. It requires the base foundation and the ability to keep track of each adequately and effectively.
Then the question arises, "Can you use all of them for self-defense?" It depends on how the knowledge is encoded for the particular strategy, i.e. if for self-defense then it is best to limit the systems you learn or at least pare them down to the simplistic form necessary to work in the streets. It must be remembered that the more the brain or mind has to sift through to get to the appropriate technique, tactic and strategy the more time it will take.
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