Say it loud and proud....YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!! Did you guys (those who attended the KKW foreign instructors course) see him handing out fliers at the end? What a joke that was. I am getting ahead of myself.... This past weekend marked the 1st time that the KKW FIC was held outside of Korea. Those of us who attended got to listen to many speakers in our industry. Masters and Grandmasters guided us on our way to achieving outstanding scores on our exams (I do believe that nobody recieved less than 70% on their exam) and tought us many lessons on marketing and how to motivate our students (and their wallets). I would like to share with you some of the idea's that I took home as a result : 1. I am AWESOME!!! 2. I charge way to little for classes 3. I suck because I do not drive a Bently/Mercedes/BMW 4. Bill Cho is the man when it comes to signing up new students...and upgrading them...and promoting them to 3rd dan in 3 years from start....and for teaching me how to make money on hot chocolate...and for admitting how he does all of this in front of some of his students and parents (did you guys see their faces?) 5. You are AWESOME!!!!!! 6. My demo team need's to lears that cool TKD dance so that they can get laughed at by all of their friends. 7. The USTC is extremely unorganized 8. Even our "Mother" can be bought for the right price 9. Only 50 Masters know how to properly perform Keumgang 10. A certian VP is dating the Korean Travel Org. guy (LOL) 11. We are AWESOME! 12. Twin fist is a fat, lazy texan who is out of shape and can not kick his way out of a paper bag. Who promoted him to 4th dan? 13. Self promotion is more important than education/sticking to the curriculum 14, The KKW instructors ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 15. Cheaters can prosper......158x200....I am too tired to do the math 16. GM Chang (think that is his name) is WAY too happy...and can beat up a 300 pound (Twin Fist) guy by running from him. 17. We all needed 3 motivational speakers to feel better about ourselves 18. Napolean lost a battle and quoted some "great" guy 19. About half of the Masters in the USA do not know the current competition rules. 20. Last one for tonight.....That many instructors promote their students to Poom/Black without ever having them spar. Funny, in the rules you have to do Kyoroogi until 7th dan for promotion. Isn't that what the Head of the KKW academy told us right before he told us the #$&wer& to ^h# ^es^? I really enjoyed meeting all of you from the forum. It was a pleasure to meet other American Masters who actually care about educating others in TKD and love doing it. Where I live all of the masters are Korean and most are not friendly to me...Dunno why...I think I am an OK guy. I just don't always agree and I speak my mind. I also do not have a filter unless there is an 8th/9th dan around. To be continued.................... YOU ARE AWESOME!