Jet lag still present, not useally up at 4:15 in the morning, but I am so why not go on MAP IMO The term Master is thrown around far too easily, When I was with my former organisation you gained the title of master when you became a 6th Dan. There were allot of extremely good martial artists at this level and also some utter rubbish! I know a few people who are "Masters" and without being disrespectful I can quite honestly say they are not even close to being worthy of that title! If i had stayed with my old organisation I would be due for Master status this year, (Actually I think it would have been last year since they lowered the time in rank) Anyway, I would of had to do my little brown nosing speech that all "Master candidates" do, and then talk about how great and wonderful everything is and pledge allegiance to the org for the rest of my life etc etc. Let me tell everyone, I am so glad I left, and even if I had stayed and was now a "Master" it would have been a paper title. Someone I consider a Master is Mr Roy Harris who is a 4 Dan Black Belt in BJJ, as well as many other arts, he is My Instructors teacher and he is without a shadow of doubt a Master! This is due to his experience, skill, depth of knowledge and humbleness. Master shouldn't be a title that you just get because you are a certain rank, I believe its a title that your students give you!