Posted On:6/27/2003 11:31am
I'm curious if anyone has any comments on a guy named George Petrotta. I had previously not heard of him before I met him yesterday. There is lots of his bio info on the web but I was hoping someone has trained with him at some point or something.
Edited by - trent on June 27 2003 12:02:04
Posted On:6/27/2003 11:41am
Here is some more info for the non-searching types.
Edited by - trent on June 27 2003 11:41:28
Posted On:6/27/2003 11:47am
Too many grandmasta and masta on that webpage for my taste...
Posted On:6/27/2003 11:52am
He was a guest in class yesterday. I was turned off by his Christian prayers at the beginning and end along with including in the ending prayer that any "lost" people should see him or his wife after the session. I may have lost all faith that I don't attend a McDojo.
Posted On:6/27/2003 12:12pm
uh oh, now i'm gonna get involved here
There is nothing wrong with praying. If you don't like it leave......
Hard work, Patience, Dedication.
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Posted On:6/27/2003 12:15pm
If he were there every day I would certainly leave. I'm not a Christian and don't appreciate having that slipped in. Just like you probably wouldn't like it if someone by another religion than your own came into your dojo and started asking to you to pray with them.
Posted On:6/27/2003 12:17pm
I'm paying my dues to learn to fight and not to be converted. Religion has never been mentioned in class before.
Posted On:6/27/2003 12:20pm
in truth i find his decision to act like that weird
I'm a religiously affiliated. (lol)
but i don't mind my Sifu praying for 20 secs at the end of class......he doesn't talk about conversion or any stuff like that
it's all like "please give us safety" goodness
Hard work, Patience, Dedication.
Posted On:6/27/2003 12:27pm
Style: BJJ, MT, Yoga
With Sungja-Do we win all conflicts on the street or in school or at work, whether they be physical or mental
Sungja-Do is a combination of martial arts that have been studied by George I. Petrotta, 10th Degree, Founder of Sungja-Do. These include but are not limited to:
8th dan UTB Tae Kwon
Do-Grandmaster Eugene A. Humesky, 9th Dan
7th dan CTA Taekwondo
Grandmaster Derman B. Hodge, Sr., 8th Dan
7th dan MooSul Kwan Hapkido-
Grandmaster Derman B. Hodge, Sr, 8th Dan
9th dan Myong-Dae-Gu-Dan-Sungja-Do-
Grandmaster Klaus Schuhmacher, 10th Dan
8th dan Kickboxing Full Contact-Confederacao Brasileira De Kickboxing-Grandmaster Carlos Silva, 9th Degree
8th dan World Kickboxing League-
Grandmaster Carlos Silva, 9th Degree
10th dan Karate for Christ International Shinsei Jujitsu-Grandmaster Joseph Lumpkin, 9th degree
ShoDaiSoke of Sungja-Do system-- Karate for Christ International Shinsei Jujitsu-
Grandmaster Joseph Lumpkin, 9th degree
6th dan Cloud Forest World Chinese Martial Arts Association-Dr. David E. Kash, 10th degree
3rd dan World Taekwondo Federation
Before you start worrying about the jesus stuff, you need to consider these.
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Skip this school and go to a legitimate Hapkido (or other style) school. This is a church group mascarading as martial arts. There are tons of these in the midwest.
Not only is the religious angle unsettling, but all the "Grandmasters" and associations have obviously given each other titles and ranks to an absurd degree. It is a creepy, incestual martial arts title inflation fest.
I would say Sungja Do is a bad scene. Go for something else.
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