Here are the questions I have. First, why would we have to take into consideration her disability when evaluating whether she should be ranked as a black belt? What I mean is, in what way does it cheapen her accomplishment? I enjoy playing chess even though I'll never be great at it. I enjoy playing golf even though I'll never approach a par round. Training in a martial art is valuable whether someone achieves black belt or not, and the idea that the standard is maleable and subjective undermines the integrity of the entire system. I'm not suggesting that this person is undeserving of a black belt. I'm suspicious, sure. What I'm really interested in here are the implications within this thread on achieving a black belt. Why is black belt a function of tenacity over skill? Why is it virtually guaranteed if one is persistent, regardless of physical or mental aptitude for the art? Why is the idea of someone training over a lifetime for all of the intangible benefits, and never earn a black belt such a foreign idea? I've said before, and I'll say again, I'd much, much rather train in BJJ for 60 years and remain a blue belt forever than reach black belt in 6 and be forced to stop training for some reason.