Thread: I've been McDojo'd
5/31/2006 1:25pm, #31
Originally Posted by Jettatore
- Join Date
- Oct 2005
- Porcupine/Hollywood, FL & Parmistan via Elbonia
- creonte on hiatus
... anyways... there is another type of contract that I forgot to mention pple should be aware off. That was at the last place I was before the one I'm currently going. I've mentioned it before in other threads, but I think it's worth mentioning it again to save any poor soul out there from falling for that ****...
It's like this. You are a n00b, and you go to this place. They know their ****, and they won't teach you bullshit, that's for sure. They tell you that you can train in their blackbelt master program but for starters you begin with two classes a week, no rolling/sparring... just so that you get habituated to the training regime.
So there you are, a happy camper paying your monthly fee getting "habituated". Then you ask, this is not so bad, I want to train more often and spar... surprise, surprise!!! You can do that by upgrading to the black belt master program by signing a 36 month contract with $300 down and $200 monthly.
Ooops, I have no money, nor I'm willing to pay that much. So I'm stuck paying $100 for the rest of the contract receiving a meager amount of instruction. It's mostly my fault for not asking the nitty-gritty details, but then again, I was never told upfront of the total cost of training, nor that I had to pay extra so that I could sparr... and then again, I WAS A FUCKING MORON FOR NOT ASKING.
So, for any guys out there, always, always, always ask for all details. That is, ask how much and how often you can train if you pay certain amount, is open mat included, is equipment included, **** like that...
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5/31/2006 1:27pm, #32
Why should anyone care about someone not smart enough to pay attention to what they sign and who they give their credit card information to?