My posts on the internet got me banned from my Dojo
My posts on Aikiweb an Aikido forum got me banned from my dojo. They said I was being disrespectfull to other members on Aikiweb and it gave them a bad image. I basically didnít buy the Aikido bullshit about chi, not engaging an opponent, and the Japanese being the greatest human beings on earth.
I talked about other styles and people who practiced these styles got pissed off. One of the things that surprised me the most about Aikiweb was that I talked **** about Steven Segall and they were all surprised someone on there would talk **** about him.
I was with them for 4 months. When I first joined I had to pay a 3 month contract which was $285. I paid $95 a month for six hours a week. The organization I was with was called the Jiyushinkai. Itís a Tomiki based style of Aikido so they had katas and did randori. But they didnít encourage tournaments which the Tomiki style is nortorious for some reason which bugged me. This is the dojo's website http://www.jitakyoei.com/
The head of the Jiyushinkai is named Chuck Clark. Heres a picture of him.
Heres my two former instructors. David Bedard and Will Schutt.
It started when I got an email saying to call Will. I called him and he started going on about the Aikiweb like I was preoccupied with destroying a website if thatís even possible. ďOne of the words I remember was weíll talk more about this Sunday.Ē
When I got there they started going on about the Aikiweb again and I tried to explain to them itís just a website. When I did that they started to talk about someone who could come to the dojo and start some mess. Now that scared me. Not someone coming to the dojo but these 4th dans in a martial art worried about getting into a fight. I thought this canít be normal. They also said I was very disrespectful to the Head Instructor who I think they treat like a God. I repeatedly asked them what exactly did I say to him on the forums and they never told me. They said I have to write four apology letters. One to the instructors, one to Chuck Clark, one to Nick Chamberlain and one to Aikiweb. I went home and never come back to the dojo because I thought the whole thing was bullshit. I half did the apology letters to the instructors. They said the apology letters were done wrong so I just gave up and said this is a waste of time anyway.
Does anyone know any good schools in the Dallas area?