Both. Either. Very welcome as an article.
Originally Posted by DirtyHippy
*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.
That wouldn't even be legal, would it? It's falling on purpose, like doing a drop kick, right?
I put in my article, now we wait. :)
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.
I hadn't seen the article, where did you put it?
Originally Posted by DirtyHippy
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.
It often takes a while for the admin to get around to approving new articles.
This **** just keeps getting better and better...
Here comes a new week of reading.
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.
Originally Posted by Wounded Ronin
Since I am almost finished with the certification process in the current incarnation, I can give a comparison if that is the case.
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