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  1. DirtyHippy is offline

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    ATA still surprises me...

    My mom (who is still with the ATA) was just approved for the ATA Visa card. Is it just me or does something not sit right with the fact that a martial arts organization has a credit card?
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    Omega, you should be writing this down...

    If you had your own BANK, you could teach all the hardcore **** you wanted without worrying about students. That is... as long as people actually used your cards...

    EDIT: Oh yeah, you also need to give your mom a fat lip.
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    I wouldn't do that to my mom, I just used it as a "do you believe me now?" statement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyHippy
    My mom (who is still with the ATA) was just approved for the ATA Visa card. Is it just me or does something not sit right with the fact that a martial arts organization has a credit card?
    Stay away from the ATA ..My ATA Article.http://www.bullshido.net/modules.php...article&id=191
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    Not all ATA dojangs are bad. The good ones are good. However, the problem is the ATA allows anyone to become an instructor, provided that they just get themselves a 1st dan and a couple weeks worth of instruction on how to be an instructor.

    It's pretty sad actually. The ATA website says the minimum requirement to open your own school is 1st dan. AT LEAST one should be 4th dan before even THINKING ABOUT opening his own dojang.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinobi187
    Stay away from the ATA ..My ATA Article.http://www.bullshido.net/modules.php...article&id=191

    I've got an article on the ATA here too, so nah nah nah. :chewy:

    j/k
  7. Cassius is online now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pw0ned
    Not all ATA dojangs are bad. The good ones are good. However, the problem is the ATA allows anyone to become an instructor, provided that they just get themselves a 1st dan and a couple weeks worth of instruction on how to be an instructor.

    It's pretty sad actually. The ATA website says the minimum requirement to open your own school is 1st dan. AT LEAST one should be 4th dan before even THINKING ABOUT opening his own dojang.
    Omega is absolutely going to LOVE you . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garbanzo Bean
    Omega is absolutely going to LOVE you . . .
    I think I'll stick with being straight.
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    I'm actually thinking about writing another article on the business side of the ATA, or what most of the instructors I met have been doing. It's really disturbing, and follows a lot of what happened to you Shinobi. Hell, they drilled the procedure into me that I could probably recite word for word what your instructor/junior instructors said to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyHippy
    I wouldn't do that to my mom, I just used it as a "do you believe me now?" statement.
    I think it is still time to save your mom before she is completely replaced by a ATA replicant parasitic alien organism. If that happens, you won't be able to tell the difference between your mom and the ATA replicant. I saw something like that in the 'Thing' or some other movie like that. :5dunce:
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