12/21/2007 2:45am, #41
- Join Date
- Jun 2004
- Bay Area
- Silat, New to Hsing- Yi
I live in the bay area and have not heard crap about something like this. My family has taught and been administartors in Oakland public schools My cousins kids attend a Catholic high school in Oakland for about $12,500 a year ( when I went in 85 it was a grand a year) and there in class from 8 to 3 for academics. Top prep schools in the area can run about 26,000$.
Just to clarify my understanding is that you are in a "continuation" type school because of truants which probably meant you were behind in credits for almost a year?
I don't have the time, resources or no how but there needs to be an investigation into this seriously because you are being robbed of a good Martial and Academic education."Its not important to be strong, its just important not to be weak."
12/21/2007 5:21am, #42
Student, don't trip. You're young, I know alot of East Bay cats who started at West Wind who now do Muay Thai, teach Escrima, MMA, many other arts. I spent my teenage years getting in all kinds of bullshit trouble, while you spent yours getting warmed up doing basic kicks and punches. Man, you have a good head start, you'll be all right if you keep your head up. You live in a martial arts Mecca. You have everything in front of you, don't trip off the past.
12/21/2007 10:56am, #43Originally Posted by switchblade
Forgive me fopr my skeptiscism, its just that if a place like this existed... well frankly it would be like a job being a tester for lap dancing strippers, they all get to sit on your lap.....Or like being a taster for the Maine Lobster company if yu get my drift.... haha.
12/21/2007 11:31am, #44
West Wind was already the focus of a major Bullshido thread and investigation.
And Bunyip, the investigator, then got on TV as one of the geeks on Beauty And The Geek! A much better career choice than Professional Ninja For Imperialism.
12/21/2007 1:11pm, #45
Dsimon, what little I know about West Wind is from folks that went there in the 80s. It did not cost anywhere near $1000 a month, or was an academic school. My point was, StudentSoldier should move on, and appreciate what he may have learned from there.
Funny thing though, when my son lived with his mom in the East Bay, I actually looked into enrolling my son there. After talking to the head instructor, I sincerely wanted to punch the guy in the face.
Edit: I just remembered, I actually took a free intro class there in 82, but didnt continue because it cost like $60 a month.
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12/21/2007 1:17pm, #46Originally Posted by switchblade
Lol. I have felt that way a few times when looking into schools for my two boys.
I think your right . Once this kid gets his GED and turns 18 he is an adult.
12/21/2007 1:21pm, #47
Thats what I want to know, does he get a GED, or an actual high school diploma?
12/21/2007 1:26pm, #48
He says it's an actual diploma. But I don't know how that could be...
12/21/2007 1:48pm, #49Originally Posted by Matt W.
12/21/2007 2:09pm, #50
Does anyone have a link to the website for this place?