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  1. JKDChick is offline
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    Posted On:
    7/23/2005 3:00am

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     Style: JKD, BJJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyHippy
    Ok, so an article on how instructors are certified, or my experiences, or a little bit of both?
    Both. Either. Very welcome as an article.
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    Posted On:
    7/23/2005 3:35am


     Style: Shotokan Karate

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    wow......just.......wow.

    *IMO (IN MY OPINON) ALERT
    ***everything stated is not against the ATA, they are just beliefs that i possess.****

    lets start off with this......

    i went to watch a local school that just opened up..not ATA but for the fear of getting in trouble....i will call it "school A." school a, just to give you an idea, taught how to do a *cough cough* scoring technique. this technique involved....

    1. get into "fighting stance"
    (fighting stance is begun after the instructor yells "action!"..hehehehehehe yes, action)(which is a JOKE! fighting stance to them is standing with your feet a little bit apary and putting your hands up, one to the ear, and one right in frontof the face so your ENTIRE body is exposed)
    2. yell "yes master"
    3. roll (yes, roll, on the floor, like a sommersault forward one roll)
    4. get up and do a front kick
    5. do a jab to the face on the same side you just kicked with.

    now......you wonder why we make fun of schoolas like that. i have NO PROBLEM with people doing "feel good" karate. BUT when they claim they have the highest standards and will teach you good self-defense.....i can say something like "we have highest standards"and have millions repeat it. its more like a cult. kinda like marylin manson.
    if you tell someone that the defense will save their lives and you teach them that...YOU SHOULD BE respnsoble for any harm they endure from an attack, not the attacker.
  3. JohnnyCache is offline
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    Posted On:
    7/23/2005 4:28am

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     Style: MMA

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    That wouldn't even be legal, would it? It's falling on purpose, like doing a drop kick, right?
    There's no choice but to confront you, to engage you, to erase you. I've gone to great lengths to expand my threshold of pain. I will use my mistakes against you. There's no other choice.
  4. DirtyHippy is offline

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    Posted On:
    7/23/2005 11:18am


     Style: Muay Thai

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    I put in my article, now we wait. :)
  5. Lampa is offline
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    Posted On:
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     New York MMA Examiner Style: magic FUCKING powers!

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    I understand JKDChick and other members inside and outside the ATA would want to keep their identity a secret for a number of reasons.

    However, I always feel a little more comfortable trusting an article when there is enough information to confirm that the events and places described in a recounting all exist. Unfortunately, that is usually also enough to give up some of the writer's privacy.

    I don't know if I'm alone on this, but I thought I'd just make a note of it so that article writers will give as much information as they are comfortable with.
  6. DSL is offline

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    Posted On:
    7/24/2005 5:55pm


     Style: MMA, BJJ, CMD, TKD, FMA

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyHippy
    I put in my article, now we wait. :)
    I hadn't seen the article, where did you put it?
  7. DirtyHippy is offline

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    Posted On:
    7/24/2005 6:21pm


     Style: Muay Thai

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    I posted it in the general section.

    I agree, I am still with the ATA right now, and someone seeing this and figuring out who I am would stir up some ****, but I think the rest of the world needs to know about a lot of the BS that's going on within.

    From what I've seen, the majority of the ATA trolls that come on here aren't instructors and don't really know some of the messed up stuff that goes on.
  8. Wounded Ronin is offline
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    Posted On:
    7/25/2005 12:12am

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     Style: German longsword, .45 ACP

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    It often takes a while for the admin to get around to approving new articles.
    “nobody shoots anybody in the face unless you’re a hit man or a video gamer.” - Jack Thompson
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  9. KhorneliusPraxx

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    This **** just keeps getting better and better...

    Here comes a new week of reading.
  10. Aodhan is offline

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    Posted On:
    7/25/2005 10:33am


     Style: ATA TKD, Hapkido

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wounded Ronin
    It often takes a while for the admin to get around to approving new articles.
    I'm interested in seeing it, and finding out if the certification process he writes about is the current one, or the one that was scrapped a few years ago. That one entailed attending 9 seminars, at around $200 a pop. The new one only requires one certification camp at the end of all the instructional hours and testings done in the dojang.

    Since I am almost finished with the certification process in the current incarnation, I can give a comparison if that is the case.

    Aodhan
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