Aikido USA- Worst Dojo in the History of the World
I was employed here for 8 months teaching children and adult Jujitsu classes. There were 3 other sensei, all teaching Aikido. One of which was a 6th kyu, the other two claimed to be second dan, but it was apparent by their poor and often dangerous teaching technique that they had only read a few books about aikido. They kept no records of payments and arbitrarily changed the monthly fee. They never cleaned the mats or the facility.
I started an MMA program here, employing another instructor who was EXTREMELY experienced and knowledgeable. They canceled this after a very short time because they did not want to upgrade insurance, even though the MMA program was bringing in a lot of people.
Testing requirements were insanely simple, each rank consisting of 4 or 5 techniques. The average age for the "black belt" students was 12, many of which only trained for about 6 months.
There was very little equipment. There were two heavy bags, two sets of sparring gear, some bokken and shinai, and some freeweights and kettlebells which I brought in and owned, so when I left I took them all. Now, it is basically a room with mats and nothing else. Uniforms were bought from a local store and sold for greatly inflated price.
I do not reccomend this dojo for anyone who is remotely serious about traditional martial arts. It is cheap, which is about the only positive I can think of.
Their website: www.aikidousa.org