Thread: my years at west-wind
6/22/2005 8:27pm, #61Originally Posted by nikyu
That's my theory.
6/22/2005 8:33pm, #62Originally Posted by nikyu
If you started to read up on actual brainwashing, you might be shocked and amazed at the resemblance to the curriculem you described - the seperation, the isolation, the careful management, the slow indoctrination, the financial "working" of you. . .
6/22/2005 8:34pm, #63
6/23/2005 2:56am, #64
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6/23/2005 3:15am, #65Originally Posted by JohnnyCacheTough is not how you act, tough is how you train.
6/23/2005 9:09am, #66
Duck is correct. TXMMA has a great school listing. Most tend to be BJJ/MMA schools. Don't forget about the Lion's Den, Guy Mezger is a total class act.
6/23/2005 10:37am, #67Originally Posted by JohnnyCacheBest Vietnam War music video I've ever seen put together by a vet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDY8raKsdfg
6/23/2005 1:01pm, #68
6/23/2005 1:41pm, #69
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I'm sorry for your experience nikyu! I had a similar experience for a few months at Eastern Ways Martial Arts in Sacramento. www.easternways.com Everything you described is identical to this place...right down to the handshake and block. I'm glad you're out of there. Go to the Machado school in Dallas. Just be careful with your injured areas!!!! Good Luck!
6/23/2005 3:17pm, #70Originally Posted by nikyu
It's funny, because just after I got my yellow belt, the head guy at the school came up to my dad and told him I should start doing the adult class. I was 14 at the time, training with 7 year olds...
Lets back up a bit. I started training WITH my dad. I was promised a blackbelt in 2 years because of their "intensive program" 3 times a week. I only trained twice a week and my dad trained 3 times, and got private lessons. I got a discount since my dad trained too. He was moving a long about twice as fast as I was.
So anyway, the guy says I should go into the adult class, which is more expensive. My dad says it's too expensive, and I can't for now. Then the guy suggests I get a part time job to pay for it. What the ****? I mean yeah, having a job is a good thing, but I am fucking 14 (most places need you to be 15.5 here), and isn't that just a TAD bit too personal?
Anyway, I think a lot of these places are run like this.