Arlington, Texas-Advantage Jiujitsu
I created my account on here just for this review. If there was ever a case of bullshido it is advantage Jiujitsu. Orlando Waugh is a legit Carlos Machado black belt; however, he charges insane prices and sells belts. There are 7 belts between white and blue belt. Each one requires 20 classes, drilling a few moves, and a check for $50. They keep track with an attendance card. Blue belt requires 40 classes! An additional 80 will land you a purple belt. 80 more = brown belt. Finally, 80-100 more classes gives you a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!
I started my training there 6 months ago, and in that time these requirements were instated. I was paying $200 a month for unlimited mat time; however, Orlando got rid of the amazing Judo instructor and his 2 classes, as well as 2 day classes I attended. Now, he offers a "leadership class" instead to those of us paying the full $200. This entailed info on how to run a martial arts school etc. Anyone joining is pressured into a 3 year contract with the promise of a black belt.I asked the legit purple doing the pitch why he was not a black belt since he had trained for 4 years..he didn't have a good answer.
I want my blue belt to mean something when I earn it. Had I known then what I do now, I'd have seen the signs pointed out by members of this site. I only hope I can get out of the contract and find a respectable school to continue my training. This school is 100% Mcdojo. There is even a separate belt system for his "family martial arts" program. The instruction is good; however, I firmly believe that the head instructor is more interested in profit than the integrity of Brazilian JiuJitsu. The legit blacks, browns, and purples that train there do not say anything; however, I think somebody has to. I believe the bullshido community can accept that. I did enjoy the training and think Mr. Waugh is a talented and caring instructor. I bear no ill will or animosity to the school. I wish them all the best of luck.