3/04/2006 10:09pm, #1
My posts on the internet got me banned from my Dojo
My posts on Aikiweb an Aikido forum got me banned from my dojo. They said I was being disrespectfull to other members on Aikiweb and it gave them a bad image. I basically didnít buy the Aikido bullshit about chi, not engaging an opponent, and the Japanese being the greatest human beings on earth.
I talked about other styles and people who practiced these styles got pissed off. One of the things that surprised me the most about Aikiweb was that I talked **** about Steven Segall and they were all surprised someone on there would talk **** about him.
I was with them for 4 months. When I first joined I had to pay a 3 month contract which was $285. I paid $95 a month for six hours a week. The organization I was with was called the Jiyushinkai. Itís a Tomiki based style of Aikido so they had katas and did randori. But they didnít encourage tournaments which the Tomiki style is nortorious for some reason which bugged me. This is the dojo's website http://www.jitakyoei.com/
The head of the Jiyushinkai is named Chuck Clark. Heres a picture of him.
Heres my two former instructors. David Bedard and Will Schutt.
It started when I got an email saying to call Will. I called him and he started going on about the Aikiweb like I was preoccupied with destroying a website if thatís even possible. ďOne of the words I remember was weíll talk more about this Sunday.Ē
When I got there they started going on about the Aikiweb again and I tried to explain to them itís just a website. When I did that they started to talk about someone who could come to the dojo and start some mess. Now that scared me. Not someone coming to the dojo but these 4th dans in a martial art worried about getting into a fight. I thought this canít be normal. They also said I was very disrespectful to the Head Instructor who I think they treat like a God. I repeatedly asked them what exactly did I say to him on the forums and they never told me. They said I have to write four apology letters. One to the instructors, one to Chuck Clark, one to Nick Chamberlain and one to Aikiweb. I went home and never come back to the dojo because I thought the whole thing was bullshit. I half did the apology letters to the instructors. They said the apology letters were done wrong so I just gave up and said this is a waste of time anyway.
Does anyone know any good schools in the Dallas area?
3/04/2006 10:18pm, #2
3/04/2006 10:19pm, #3Originally Posted by Mr. Jones
"Dallas BJJ" or "Dallas Boxing" maybe "Dallas Muay Thai" ....
There have to be DogBrothers in Dallas ....
If nothing else I know there is a Group of Whip Boxers down there somewhere
Good luck on your Martial Journey .
**** Aikido :bunny:'s
3/04/2006 10:34pm, #4
A different style is fine. I hope I explained everything clearly.
3/04/2006 10:35pm, #5
Sounds pretty expensive for crappy instrcution.
Youīll do better without them.
3/04/2006 10:41pm, #6
- Join Date
- Jan 2005
Why would you even write the apology letters? Doesn't matter if you did it half-assed, have you no pride?
Apology letters I'd just write '**** you' and hand that to them. They think they're so high and mighty.
3/04/2006 10:42pm, #7
- Join Date
- Feb 2005
I think you'll look back on this in a couple of years and think it was one of the best things that happened to you. Good luck in whatever you choose to do next.
3/04/2006 10:48pm, #8
carlos machado has a school in dallas, a bit on the expensive side, but very excellent from what I'm told by my friends.
3/04/2006 11:05pm, #9
Better it happened now than later.:google:
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3/04/2006 11:12pm, #10
- Join Date
- Oct 2005
- Porcupine/Hollywood, FL & Parmistan via Elbonia
Man, that is bullshit. **** that crap!!!! Plus you were paying a bit too much if you ask me. And what on Earth do these guys think to ask you for a letter of apology to begin with? These dudes have cojones the size of papayas to tell you the apology letter was wrongly written ... which I find amusing since their cojones shrinked to the size of pennies at the prospect of having somebody going to the dojo to start trouble... think about that.
* clearing my throat... *
Originally Posted by Mr. JonesOriginally Posted by Mr. Jones
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