JohnH I don't profess to know the French cert process, just some tidbits from guys who have been there and looked into equivalency testing etc. I personally like the gate running idea to attain top level cert.
A swiss gentleman works in our school and brought in the Swiss manual last year. It is so cool, makes ours look like...(toilet paper?) He is working on getting an English version. The plethora of rowdy, fun, skill developing stuff is amazing. After some exposure (by video also) to the Swiss, their spirit of Glisse rivals that of the French.
Spyder, Nope, wasn't me. It looked like fun tho. I taught all day (after finishing off the KISS funhouse sculpture for the kids, was that cool or what!)e-mail me. Roto@epicski.com
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