When I left my Aikido dojo it was the week my first test was to take place (took a whole year for this event to finally take place) my instructor did not become angry nor upset, simply said "well, I hope you find what you are looking for. if you ever decide to come back Aikido will be here for you" That's basically what honesty got me, you should do the same. Be honest, if the style doesnt suite you or you feel as if time could be better spent training in another art/dojo/style then for fucks sake do it. Wasted time is a bitch.
On a side note, I did partially quit Aikido because this damned site opened my eyes a bit, it is rather humorous though that the only legit place around teaching with the most amount of contact and with out esoteric bullshit was a TKD dojang.
hmm i'll try honesty, worst that happens is I go train there anyway.
I remember when I left my—ing –un, th seiang looked about three heartbeats from fook sauing my ass. He had great conviction he was right and his art was right, and conviction is the greatest enemy of truth.
Ditto, my story is exactly the same. They really don't get why I'm leaving, they are dumbfounded.
Originally Posted by kxfour
When I was boxing a little on the side they said "why would you want to stand there and trade punches".
When they found out I did BJJ they wanted to know why I didn't take their grappling program and I was told that once I saw the material in the senior sash levels (secret techniques), I would probably quit BJJ.
Tell them you want to compete, it works like a charm at "street" oriented self defense schools. It proves to them that you are an idiot and not redeemable anyway.
Walk into class, kick your sensie in the nuts and hit the next hieghest rank in the throat, then grab the hotest TKD chick in the class, and back out slowly Jim Brewer style from Half Baked....
Originally Posted by Xtschneider
"Alright maaaannnn!!! whose comin with me???? I'm not gonna freeeaak out er nothing, but who's coming with me"
That should work. Stupid thread.