Posted On:9/14/2009 2:55pm
I am a 115 pound 39 year old mom.I went to Bob Chaney Family Martial Arts to be a better role model for my sons.We trained together in Muay Thai. After six months I was testing for another sash, and Bob Chaney put me in the ring with a two hundred pound man.He set the timer for a minute,& he let the instructor Ted Foster beat me infront of my small sons.I just kept telling myself not to fall,my knees got weak,& I was disoriented. I ended up having a concussion, post concussion syndrome, & my right eye was partially blind. For a couple days I was slurring words, & I had bruising up and down my forearms. I didn't have full body gear on, but Ted did. My hits bounced off of him like ping pong balls. I put my trust into Bob Chaneys judgement, but now I see I cannot trust him with the safety of my sons either. I seriously thought he would stop the fight, but he let Ted Foster beat the heck out of me! He said that I hit so hard, that I have the power of a man. If you were to see me, I am tiny. I have been called Barbie, because of my long blonde hair and small size. That wednesday before testing Bob Chaney told me to punch a 12 year old boy named Brandon in the head. He said "Hit him in the head hard". I told him that I couldn't do it because my son is twelve, and I wouldn't punch him in the face like that. I know he was punishing me because I disobeyed an order. Bob Chaney is a disgrace to Martial Arts. I fear the safety of other children & women at his place. I was trying to be a better mom by training with my sons. I really enjoyed that time together. I never thought they would see their mom beaten before their eyes, while Bob Chaney laughed about it!
Posted On:9/14/2009 3:09pm
Style: BJJ, MT, Yoga
This sounds very serious. Do you have a link to the site? We could use google but Bob Chaney might be common name.
There is no cheating, there is only jiu-jitsu.
Posted On:9/14/2009 3:14pm
Style: JKD, BJJ
How long ago was this? I ask, because as cyrijl says, I googled the club and found it to be in california. We had a thread asking about it in 2006 and then they only seemed to teach TKD.
Also, have you spoken to a lawyer/gone to a doctor? This is lawsuit material.
Monkey Ninjas! Attack!
Style: Kali, MMA, BJJ
As a 38 year old female as well, I need to ask you why you allowed that to happen. This guy is obviously a shitty teacher, and everyone should know that, and you SHOULD sue him, and you should pull your sons out. But there is no way I would get in a ring with a 200 pound experienced guy on a free for all, unpadded, to be beaten in front of my children.
Women go to MA to learn some street sense. I can't say you demonstrated any.
And yes, if that meant I would be thrown out of the dojo for being a "coward", so be it. Letting a man "punish" you for disobedience is the exact antithesis of why supposedly you were there in the first place.
Posted On:9/14/2009 3:20pm
I'm 36 and I would have gotten in the ring with him. I do that now.
Posted On:9/14/2009 3:21pm
Unpadded or padded up much less? And being a relative newbie? Being unwilling to tap out?
Posted On:9/14/2009 3:25pm
The unwilling to step out part is the only bad thing. Not to excuse that, but the more experienced person is responsible for controlling themselves in these situations.
But yeah, not stopping the fight when this was happening was bad.
Posted On:9/14/2009 3:30pm
I am definitely not saying that she shouldn't sue this dude for all he's worth. He is MOST at fault. I'd line up to shake her hand in that regard.
My point is that women especially, who frequently have more to prove, need to remember that there are no medals given out for walking into situations they may not be ready for and getting severely injured. I am not innocent in this regard either. But if someone thinks that a teacher is being vindictive -- is out to "punish" a woman for insubordination by letting a goon of his beat her -- there IS a bit of responsibility on the part of the trainee to say, "whoa, this is a bad situation and my health is worth more than my brass ovaries."
The "get back in your place" through physical violence is disturbing, so I would add that to the list of things that are wrong with this scenario.
Posted On:9/14/2009 3:51pm
http://masterchaney.com/ this is the link to Bob Chaney's family martial arts. This happened on July 31,2009. & yes I did pull my children & myself out.
Posted On:9/14/2009 10:41pm
I'm in the area. Visited Chaney's too. I would not call him a shitty teacher.
I have heard a colorful story or two about Bob, but nothing to indicate anything like what was posted above is to be expected at Chaney's.
For example... Did he really just tell you to punch a 12 year old kid in the face at random? Or were you being told to actually aim to connect when doing drills? Or sparring? Because that's pretty normal.
I'm picturing you drooling onto the keyboard as you type, one eye rotating independent of the other as your hands mash the keys. - Sophist
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