Go Kan Ryu is a Pyramid Scheme!!!
Stay AWAY from these morons. Me and my training partner enquired about an "instructers wanted" tag in the jobcentre. We called up and were asked to go down to see the regional manager or whatever the guy called himself. We were given an address which turned out to be this guys house. Inside he showed us this terrible video which included their students participating in semi and non contact karate. They had NO control whatsoever and theres no way these students would ever win a non/semi contact kumite because they battered their opponents. After the video he said that we would basically be taken onboard after joining up to the club and fast tracked to black belt instructor level. In 1 year. Needless to say we were sceptical. We figured that this was why there students looked so crap at the kumite. We carried on listening and told that once we were black belt instructors we would then be working towards being a regional manager or whatever and taking responsibility for recruiting new instructors. This is where it gets kooky. We were told we had to pay £30 to sign up for this. I was then told that I had to buy a gi and a "recruitment folder" or whatever myself for about £50 extra despite the fact I already owned a karate uniform, a black giko uniform and muay thai shorts. He said that it was club rules that I had to buy new GKR uniform. So, ok, I said what would the job entail? He said that we would basically be doing door to door work and telesales. I asked where the teaching comes in and was given an evasive that comes later answer. He was basically looking for phone cronies to pay him to work for him. Needless to say we left and when he rang us to ask what we thought I told him straight up what I thought and went for the throat. He rang back my mate to whinge at him for me giving it to him on the phone. Needless to say he was told to get lost. Heres how the GKR scam works in short:
People you recruit pay you to join ----> you pay gkr middleman to join -----> middleman pay honchos to join.
And so on and so forth. Please stay away from these dorks. If they ever come round to my house again I will make tameshigiris out of them and use them for iaido practice. They are an insult to all karate teachers and all karate dojos.