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- Sep 3, 2009
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- Pueblo West, CO
Because the politics are leaving me behind while others progress. It has become more about money than skill. It has become more about favoritism than technique. The entire vision that I had of a martial art, is all but a fool's errand at this point. I cannot find a school that doesn't care more about money than it does their students. I cannot find a school where the instructor really, genuinely cares about the progression of their students, not only in the art they are teaching, but in life as well.
Apparently, I have been reading many articles lately that this epidemic seems to be country-wide.
I think the main problem here is, I just set my expectations too high when I started this......I thought it was something that it was not and now I don't know how to fill the hole in my life that it is creating because I put so much into it.
So "politics" means you're not allowed to test/promote in the school that you left (and therefore, haven't been training in)?
Generally speaking "more about money than skill" is used to gripe about schools that allow promotions to people who don't train and don't have skills. But in your case, it means NOT allowing you to test? I'm confused.
Go train, if that's what you want. Or go tie some flies. Or weave a basket.