1/12/2008 2:50pm, #21
- Join Date
- Dec 2007
- Ontario Canada
- Kobayashi Shorin Ryu
Wasn't really concerned about this organization until I stumbled onto their list of Canadian affiliates. Several of the names immediately caused concerns because I know them and their backgrounds. One, got an on-line PHD in Martial Studies and claims it was signed by Richard Kim. Easy to use someone's name when they are dead. No one to dispute your claim. He also claims a 9th Dan. He got his pee pee slapped when he ran his Dojo advertising using the title of Doctor in it. This guy hasn't done a legitimate grading since his fifth. His main purpose in life is to create organizations which turn around and give him life achievement awards and the like. The other is a guy I know of who got kicked out of his club at Shodan level. He hooked up with various questionable organizations and now claims to teach a combination of Chibana and Matsumura Shorin Ryu styles as a 6th dan.
I would avoid clubs that are affiliated. From what I see this organization, whatever its founding goals, seems to attract people who want the rank but not the work. This would reflect on the quality of instruction you would receive.
4/26/2008 10:41pm, #22
As many of you may or may not be aware, I have resigned my position as Director of Operations of the USMA effective May 1, 2008. I would be more than happy to speak to any and all interested parties. Please feel free to contact me at (314) 838-0869.
All the best,
6/09/2008 2:10am, #23
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6/09/2008 8:11am, #24Originally Posted by Merck
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