Ahhh, but you didn't actually read my posts. The intro/trial speech I saw him give was not to my group, but to another that was near me.
This says it all for me. You got played by a common psychological sales tactic. You just decided to research instead of signing up. Most people do not and that is how he makes some of his money.
"Am I making too much of a deal out of this? I assume I am to some extent, I'm just not happy about possibly being mislead as to his credentials. My wife signed our child up on her own because of the claims he made, 'we have the best person in america in our town, why would we send him anywhere else?"
So yes, she was 'played by this tactic' as I was out of town and part of my frustration (in the kindest way) is with her.
I'm not sure which two people you're referring to here, but my child has a six month contract which will be fulfilled by both sides. (I just remembered I incorrectly said it was a two year in an earlier post, but it was too late to edit)
You've been told by two different people, who see completely different things within the school, you are going to far and go find another gym.
I should say I generally enjoy debating and do not mean anything personal towards you. I have conceded points and respected your viewpoint despite arguing you on a few issues. How can someone be proven wrong if they refuse to state an argument? I don't mind arguing from ignorance because it makes it easier for the other person to tell me why I'm wrong, and if they know more than I do, which you do (especially having owned a gym) then I have to listen to that. I agree with you, I made too big a deal of it and was wrong in terms of my questioning on his degrees.
If you want to continue arguing semantics and reading interpretation we can.
Then we agree, I don't like it either. The reality is that there won't be a difference for my childs training if he is a 3rd, 4th, or 5th degree. If he says he's 5th, he's a fifth, if I misheard him he's a 4th. There is really no reason for us to argue anymore. I sincerely thank you for your input, have a good one.
As a former gym owner "hard sell" is a tactic. I don't like it, but it exists and it works for some gyms.