Moti Horenstein: TMA & MMA Bullshidoka
The only thread I could find on this guy (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/show...oti+horenstein) is a little dated. Furthermore, I have some new information to bring to the table and Mr. Horenstein now owns three martial arts schools, and seems to be more of an actual treat to the martial arts community.
First off, for those of you who don't know, Moti Horenstein is one of those guys who claims to have about a zillion black belts and trophies in the martial arts. He has, to his credit, fought MMA, and even in the UFC (http://www.sherdog.com/fightfinder/f...FighterID=139), though is record is not exactly impressive. He teaches a style he developed himself called "Survival Hisardut".
I looked him up on wikipedia and he had a pretty interested entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moti_Horenstein). Apparently, he has done the following:
- Made up martial arts acheivements for himself.
- Claims to have won pro fights that he actually lost.
- Overcharging students (two 45 minute classes a week, $120 a month).
- Requires students to buy a new gi top with every belt progression.
He also makes some pretty bold personal claims on his schools website (http://www.mhka.com/miami.php?section=shihan) such as being the: 2002 World San Shou Champion, 2004 USA Super Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion, and 1986-1988 Champion Of Israel (!), etc.
It should also be noted that he offers a training program called 'Little Ninjas' where he teaches preschoolers how to improve their "basic motor and learning skills". This is a UFC veteren we're talking about here!
I think the most disturbing part about this is apparently he actually owns three fairly big schools, two in New York and one in Miami.
If anyone lives in the area, maybe they can pay one of Mr. Horenstein's schools a visit.
You'd think Mark Kerr, Mark Coleman, and company would have been able to beat some sense into him. Ah, well, I guess some jaded martial artists never learn...