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[I]ErikW[/"]No BS Martial Arts - View Profile: ErikW@@AMEPARAM@@View Profile: ErikW</title>@@AMEPARAM@@ErikW, president of Elite Athlete Management, contributed this OpEd piece about The BLURRING of Lines...Promoter/Matchmaker/Manager, with the intent on protecting the interests of the fighter:
Typically, each of the following persons must be licensed: Announcer, Booking Agent, Judge, Manager, Matchmaker, Participant, Promoter, Referee, Second/s, Timekeeper, Trainer, and Concessionaire. Depending on your specific state there may be more or less licenses required for your run-of-the-mill MMA event. This article will focus on the duties and relationship between four specific persons and licenses[COLOR=#2ba8ec]Josh_Grant[/COLO"]No BS Martial Arts - View Profile: Josh_Grant@@AMEPARAM@@View Profile: Josh_Grant</title>@@AMEPARAM@@Josh_Grant opined about the ever-present problem of shoddy instructors making a fast buck via distance training in his article The eBay Dojo.
...most serious martial artists of any flavor generally look at these homestudy systems with a certain amount of disdain- usually ranging from minorly amused to violently opposed to the concept.Big [COLOR=#cccccc]willieo[/COLO"]No BS Martial Arts - View Profile: willieo@@AMEPARAM@@View Profile: willieo</title>@@AMEPARAM@@willieo style educates us with his review of the Gladiator Pro mouth guard
And why not? It's questionable teachers teaching a questionable curriculum to individuals who are either too cheap or to scared too join a real class dealing with real martial artists.
Now, I have to preface this by saying that I don't flinch at paying a lot for a mouthguard. I've lost some teeth, (once as a kid while skateboarding, and again as an adult while taking a bite out of a charging prop's head during a rugby match) and don't want to have to go through that again. I'm also protecting a pretty expensive upper bridge, and if that gets damaged, I have to walk around looking like Cletus the Slack-Jawed yokel for at least a couple of days. [COLOR=#2ba8ec]1point2[/COLO"]No BS Martial Arts - View Profile: 1point2@@AMEPARAM@@View Profile: 1point2</title>@@AMEPARAM@@1point2 is bad for a blood alcohol count, but good for a review of Black Hole BJJ:
Classes are run by Mike or, in his absence, one of his purples or browns. Generally there are from 6 to 20 people in a class, with about 1/3 being women. There's a fair number of whites and blues in every class, and usually 1 to 3 purples or browns in addition to Mike.And Scarola Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu could apparently use an update.
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