Discussion in 'Horror Stories' started by shaolin ninja 4, Oct 12, 2006.
How many black belt are there in Utah runing dojos?
At least eight of thirteen.
I know the Alta View dojo is not run by a blackbelt, do you know of any others Doug.
What!? I'm completely shocked and appauled at this news.....NOT!
Fortunatly my dojo is run by a black belt.
Bountiful - Mr. Whittaker, 2nd dan (my instructor, a great guy and a skilled martial artist)
Layton - Mr. Benedict, 1st dan
Taylorsville - Mr. Martin, 2nd dan (probably my least favorite person in USSD at the time being.)
West Jordan - Ms. Robb, 1st dan
Orem - Mr. Perry, 4th dan (amazing)
Provo - Nick Strange, 1st dan
Millcreek - "Sensei Gao" (no one can really pronounce his real name), 2nd dan (and one of my favorite instructors.)
Riverton - Mr. Garvey, 2nd dan.
Murray - Zach, "red belt"
Alta View - Either Jay or Alyssa, "red belts"
Sandy - Duane, "red belt"
American Fork - Tom, "red belt" (he was made Chief Instructor in his second week at the Academy. I do not approve, as I know what his actual rank is. Low.)
South Ogden - Jamie, "red belt" (She's great, I went to school with her. She got me into United Studios, and her sister studies at Bountiful.)
I was told that now you cant get 3rd dan unless your a district manager.
My instructor alluded to this, but when I kept asking why not he finally said that it could be done it would just take a long time and most people don't stay that long.
I hear ya. who wants to wait 20 years. I hear villaris test are harder than ussds and they dont base it on sales. You earn your rank not sell black belt programs for it.
I have been told that students will practicly never see past 2nd degree. You know, unless there are "special circumstances", which I'm pretty sure I don't have to elaborate on.
Sad, sad stuff..
Why do you all study there again?
I haven't been with them since 1998. I actually tried going back sometime in 1999, but once you're on the outside you see everything in a whole new light. Especially after my old instructors said somethings to me that made me realize that it really wasn't the place for me.
I just walked in not knowing of anywhere else that was available, but with a strong desire to do martial arts. In hindsight I wish I would have done some more research before making any decisions, but oh well to late now.
I've heard the same thing. Unless you invest with them or somthing else.
I ran away when I found out the company was based on lies.
I know once your out your out.
What did your instructor say to you?
"The way I see it, my students only work to pay me"
If your instructor said that, that's wrong and you were right to leave.
It was said to me when I was looking to get back. It reinforced the negatives views that I built, hell, it validated them.
Mariachi Joe- Too late now? What?? It is never too late--- Been there done that!
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