Arash Dibazar BJJ Instructor and PUA
SOME OF THE SIX REVIEWS ALLEGE HE HIT ON HIS CLIENTS. See:
Review from Laura A. Photo of Laura A. 0 friends
Bay Area, CA
1.0 star rating 4/2/2013
After reading all the filtered reviews I'm not surprised most of them talk about how Arash makes sexual comments to the girls and is very touchy. I had gone for a while and let's just say things got uncomfortable. I spoke with another girl and the same thing happened to her only she keeps going because Arash doesn't charge her to work out. Scary what people get away with. So ladies beware!
Los Gatos, CA
1.0 star rating 3/6/2009 First to Review
If I could give 1/2 a star I would.
What a waste of time and money!
The owner Arash is such an unprofessional business man I am suprised that he hasn't been sued over his actions and words.
I had joined the Fit and Trim class. I am a very active person and have had martial arts back ground in Kung Fu (red belt in shoalin and practiced muy thai) and a brown belt on Judo. This class was to help you get loose weight and get toned in 10 weeks , when I signed up it cost $700 and now it's $1000. They give you this book where she tracks you inches. There are all these updates of what you are doing to improve your lifestyle. But she never checks those pages. They also don't weigh you. I find that ridiculous. If I can see the pounds drop each week, that would be a great motivator right there. THE BIGGEST LOSER does it.
I do have to give credit to Lauren. I think that she is a great strength training, core training, yoga, and pilates instructer. She is always upbeat and wants you to succeed. But, kick boxing instructer she is not. You can see in her physique that she just isn't beautiful but she does work out with passion. But, when I watch what the guys fit and trim class was doing I was envious and wanted to do that instead. They were doing serious kicking and punching while we were doing Abs for 5 mins on our own. Plus, Lauren would be running around answering phone and trying to teach a class while Arash would either reading the same book for the last 4 weeks or gazing at himself in the mirror, while we listened to his incessant rant of how good looking he is (he has napolean syndrome).
I believe the Asian instructor (Todd?) looks like he is a very instense and passionate instructor, but has this infectious smile that makes you feel comfortable and safe in his class.
These 2 should actually leave and start there own school.
Reason why I know Arash is an unprofessional business man.
1.He flips the students off. Now, it's one thing when your students act out, but when the owner/instructor participates. That's childish.
2. He constantly makes sexual undertoned comments that are unacceptable.
ex. Lauren was kicking really hard to show us how we should be going it. his comments "You should see her in bed." WHAT !
ex. he told me that I used to look hot, I would be allowed to go out with him, but I "would have to go down on him twice." WHAT!
3. A student told him that he would need a lawyer and he said " I know. I am a lawyer.... I have sued lawyers and won." any idiot knows that a lawyer has a client and you sued/or counter sue their client...and under what grounds?
4. My friend couldn't afford to continue these classes. He through a tantrum and told Lauren that he didn't want her to ever come back. (Gee, when business picks back up for her I am sure she wants to come back here.)
There is 1 plus side to Arash. When he teaches the kick boxing class. He is actually good. He gives you a nice work out . BUT, IT'S ONLY FOR 30 MIN ($100/month) He does walk around to check to see if you are punchin right, hard enough, and motivates you for that 30 minutes. The rest of time ...what a jack ass. He should not be allowed to open his mouth. For a person who loves to read and learn he should read "how to run a business for dummies".
Comment: And this is not even the review which alleges that Dibazar attempts to recruit female students to be strippers. I sincerely hope that is not true.
PUA's belong to the so called Seduction Community. These are guys who spend all of their time creating "sets" basically techniques used to seduce women. Mystery is the most famous of the PUA's and Neil Strauss wrote about this group in his book "The Game". By itself this would not be relevant except for the claims that Dibazar does this while running his martial arts school.
see also another Pick Up Artist (PUA's) review of Mr. Dibazar.
ADDRESS OF SCHOOL
2229 Lincoln Ave
San Jose, CA 95125
Neighborhood: Willow Glen
"First of all, I would like to thank my teacher, the Prince of Fiji, Manu Tupou, for breaking me free of the cage of ignorance that I was brought up in. He taught me how to milk the ecstasy from every moment of life and imbue it with aesthetics. Next I would like to thank my teacher, Sandro ďBatataĒ Santiago, for teaching me the pure and true form of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as was passed down from his teacher Gordo. He showed me that with the correct leverage and technique coupled with the warrior spirit any opposition can be overcome. I am forever in debt to both my teachers and humbly bow before them." - Arash Dibazar"
Anyone ever hear of Mr. Dibazar or his instructor Sandro "Batata" Santiago? Well it looks like Gracie Magazine reported his promotion
Anyone know whether he has a competition record?