In reply to richard link's
My real name is Craig. I attended the Tacoma school in the late '80s and early nineties. If you want to meet me, sure. My e-mail address is email@example.com
i was in his class during the years you said you were there. wierd that i dont remember you. you must be full of ****. i really really want you to reply to this and maybe see me. i'm sure you aren't about ****. so feel free to man up and show yourself.
I'll show you how much **** I'm made of.
LOL! I started this thread two years ago. For one, I was never kicked out, never had any disciplinary problems at his school, etc.
Originally Posted by caligrl
I left of my own volition because I knew he was a fraud.
And you can say what you want... Steve Bennest is a felon now because is a fraud and a liar.
As to his son, I only met him when he was just a child. But if he is still running the school, is continuing the fraud that his father started.
Awesome. Good work Craig. I agree with you 100%. I used to be a student of his and am a former Black Belt under him (which was stripped from me by him for non-attendance because I was not attending due to the fact I was trying to earn my college degree, yes you read that correctly, he said he was going to take back my black belt because I was not putting in the "proper time and effort becoming of a black belt"...because I wanted to do something with my life and finish college. I gladly gave it back to him and never returned. Now I train MMA fighters and am about to get my Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu under Cleber Luciano...which actually has a legit and real past. I'm that guy referenced as Frenchy.
yep, still going...
Bennest hemorrhages blackbelts. I am a former student and have seen many things written about in these threads take place. I left to find legitimate training quite a while ago. However, even now that his son and daughter in law, Tony and Alicia Bennest, has taken over the one school remaining in Edgewood, WA, Steve still looms in the background. The falsehoods are still perpetuated, and the fraud continues, but with a smile. Beware of anything with the name Bennest attached. Fruit of the poisonous tree. Kudos to all those who have broken away and found their own path!
Originally Posted by Frenchymma
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