Is Goo's Dojo of Joplin, Mo a fraud?
So, I began to study at goo's dojo and they sounded legit for a while. The weird part was that there was a 10th, 9th, and 8th degree black belt in one school. Okay... Strange. The 10th Dan, Erron Wright is the father of 8th Dan Erron Wright Jr, who apparently was fined $10,000 for a legal issue in 2009. (Google it). Erron Sr was promoted to 10th Dan by Prof. Rick Wigginton. Seems like a reasonable thing. The 9th Dan, Willie Parks, and the 8th Dan don't have documents of promotion. Kind of odd. The style they claim is Kempo-Goju. I have heard of other styles of the same name with a 10th Dan. How is that possible?
They have stripes on every belt because they were sent the wrong belts and just went with it. Wow. The katas, even though it is supposedly half Kempo, are all Goju-Ryu. Their testing requirements have kata up to 7th Dan. All of these are very strange.
When asked about the History, they say anyone can be a tenth if they change the style the slightest bit. Wtf?