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  1. Domite is offline
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    7/24/2008 11:15pm


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    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    MA ettequite question.

    If your trainer is going to be away for a month or so and subs are replacing him in his regular class, would it be bad manners to train somewhere else while he is gone?

    I know this depends entirley on the people in question, but do you guys see that as kosher?
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    From my own point of view, if my students didn't attend the club after I'd gone to the effort of arranging a substitue instructor while I was away, then yeah, I'd consider than bad mannors however, if they informed me before hand and I didn't arrange anything on their behalf then crack on I say.

    I suppose you gotta ask yourself "...am I not supporting my instructor and his class if I train elsewhere whilst he's away"
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    Posted On:
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     Style: BJJ / freestyle wrestling

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    well, it depends. does he look for or approve of the subs, or are they just guys the club got to fill in for him?
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    How's he going to know? He's not there, right?
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    Posted On:
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    I don't think people would make a big deal of it one way or the other. Go ahead and train elsewhere if you really want to do so.
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  6. Domite is offline
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Ape
    From my own point of view, if my students didn't attend the club after I'd gone to the effort of arranging a substitue instructor while I was away, then yeah, I'd consider than bad mannors however, if they informed me before hand and I didn't arrange anything on their behalf then crack on I say.

    I suppose you gotta ask yourself "...am I not supporting my instructor and his class if I train elsewhere whilst he's away"
    Yeah, this sounds about right to me. Thanks.
  7. Steve is offline
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    Posted On:
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    What Rock Ape said (if it's a prearranged deal) with one caveat: if the sub's training methods happen to be radically different from how things were done before (for the worse, of course). Otherwise, you should stick it out IMO.
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     Style: Jiu Jitsu

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    Are the substitutes not qualified to teach?
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    if you don't like the substitute's teaching style, and assuming that you have a good relationship with your teacher, i would talk to him about it and say that you would rather get in some cross-training while he's gone, rather than work with the substitute.

    especially if you pay month to month and won't get charged for the time.

    i know that my classes are fairly different than others in my school, so i would understand if a student who works with me a lot would want to go elsewhere while i was on a 2 month break, and i would be supportive (especially if it was to work on a skill set that i don't teach.)
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  10. pauli is offline

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    Posted On:
    7/25/2008 9:39am

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    from my perspective, when the instructor is away, the dedicated people work really hard to keep things together. nobody wants the bossman to come back and have to tell him "sorry, your school fell apart on my watch."

    also, a different guy running class means you get a chance to work on different things. stuff that the usual instructor doesn't focus on as much. i always look forward to variety.

    but i train at pretty tightknit schools. maybe yours is more of the nameless/faceless style, i don't know.
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