7/29/2009 10:36am, #71
Your getting aggression, simply because the amount of cognitive dissonance in your posts makes my head hurt. On the one hand you say yeah there's a problem here, on the other you say I'm just doing what I'm told. Oh by the way I don't work for these guys, I just do a job for them in return for compensation.
I'm sure that after four years of teaching you're probably pretty good at running a class. The problem is that for the first 2 or three you probably were a bit crap. Now that you're ok, you're enabling them to expand the scam as they can now concentrate on moving on. Will you please man up to what you're doing.
7/29/2009 10:36am, #72May I ask, do you judge every butterfly before it's hatched ? No disrespect but, although still a young grade I am quite capable and constantly strive to better myself. If you knew how hard I train you'd see the work I put in. just seems a shame no-one sees this an any GKR student.
That's what is being judged IMO.
7/29/2009 11:01am, #73
- Join Date
- Jul 2009
- Go-Kan-Ryu & Wado-Ryu
I'll end it on that there are good and bad points that I either agree or disagree, all I've done is mearly poit these out, obviously quite badly and without good construction.
Yes I'm a GKR Instructor, yes I am aware of what I am in, will I continue.. Yes, I'm on my own journey and will continue to acheive what I set out to acheive regardless, and yes, I am being a selfish Bstd.
I have another question though about Akido and if there are any good schools around the East Yorkshire area?
7/29/2009 11:15am, #74
7/29/2009 11:17am, #75
- Join Date
- Sep 2005
I've got no problem with higher kyu grades assisting an instructor (hell that's how i started) , and i know you've said that you're open about your actual grade (though you still wear the b/w belt) but how can you teach any system without knowing all the basic syllabus?
Also i can't understand how you can admit to having a problem with how gkr is sold , but continue to work for them.
My honest advice is to drop gkr and continue with you stated aim of gaining your dan grade i Wado , unless you enjoy being sensie too much that is.
7/29/2009 11:19am, #76
Being involved in pyramid selling is hardly selfish, quite the opposite.
7/29/2009 1:18pm, #77
- Join Date
- Jun 2006
- Lincolnshire, England
- No gym currently.
Something tells me you either know this person or you've heared a lot about them?
No. It would be strange if I had spent all this time researching R31 and didn't know/know of JD, right?
Another reason I had to be very discreet on Sunday ;-)
Again,I gues the general aspect of sales if focusing on Karate is it's own form of self defence, otherwise what's the point of learing how to block and counter.
You're not learning how some meathead will attack you on a Saturday night. Unless that meathead is also a karate guy and announces 'jodan' before lunge punching you...
The 'fault-based' insurance of GKR is confusing. I emailed GKR's info address to get some clarification. I may have posted portions of this previously, but as the insurance has come up again and is proving worthy of debate:
Q= Me A=Jason Wright, GKR
Q1) If the accident is down to my negligence and the only person injured is me, GKR wouldn't cover me?
(he means yes, GKR wouldn't cover me)
Q2) what if I was accidentally injured during kumite/sparring? As GKR is non-contact, would that render the claim void?
A2) No non contact means no deliberate contact, with all karate there will always be contact. For example you can not block without making contact. Any injury you sustain form sparring if inflicted by a fellow student is a basis for cover
Q3) I'm guessing if I simply tripped over my own poorly-tied belt - Not covered?
What if I tripped over a fixture in the training location?
Might that be covered if it wasn't my fault?
Or, if I simply wasn't paying attention to where I was walking - not covered? I understand that we all have a duty of care to each-other and ourselves while training.
A3) tripping on your own belt not covered - tripping on a fixture is a basis for a claim which would be determined by the insurance company - Your final statement: again if your not paying attention and the accident could have been avoided if you were paying attention, I doubt the insurance company would entertain a claim.
You'll probably then be told that judo's better than aikido.
We're a helpful bunch.
If you're really set on Aikido, I'll PM my old sensei and ask him if there's anyone he'd recommend north of the water.
Where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence.
7/29/2009 4:47pm, #78
- Join Date
- Jun 2009
Sochin 101... My experiences of R22 RS are of a male chauvenist and have seen him smack female students on the ass during class. His attitude to women is that he likes to surround himself with them- his inner circle of "sensei" are all female. Not sure if this is a valid critisism of GKR or of the guy. However GKR allow this to go on so i'll blame GKR anyway.
Sochin 101, (again) I think I didnt explain my point The "sensei" that has a criminal record explained himself to the RS and he has let it slide. His conviction was for assault.
Sparkie 101, serious question- what made you take up Goju? Not making any asumptions, just interested.
7/29/2009 9:51pm, #79
7/30/2009 4:10am, #80
Not surprising, power tripping as being higher in the pyramid is a big ego power trip thing, I realised a long time ago by black belts and the certs werent worth anything in reality, the only thing that 'mattered' was what I did on the mat, assigned 'grade' is meaningless, unless of course you think it's cool....