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    gkr karate, what is it?

    any one heard of this gkr karate thing, a bloke got in contact with me about a job as instructor and invited me to a class, i went nd there wer all wearing daft costumes and we wer made to practise wat looked like bull shite, the instructor was more like a salesman and seemed to be constantly trying to convince me that thai boxing is a waste of time and that karate is fucking mint, if thats wat karates really like i think id learn more watchin beverly hills ninja

    #2
    GKR = the epitome of McDojoism, I once went to a class and it was absolutely shameful. They are in it purely to make money.

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      #3
      Everything about gkr that you wanted to know, but were too afraid to ask:
      http://www.bullshido.net/forums/show...light=gokanryu

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        #4
        Originally posted by JohanSon
        Everything about gkr that you wanted to know, but were too afraid to ask:
        http://www.bullshido.net/forums/show...light=gokanryu
        Good job being helpful, but the correct response was: SEARCH FUNCTION, NOOB!!!!!!

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          #5
          I've lived in Australia my entire life and I've never been approached by GKR door to door sellers. I reckon it could be interesting to work as a crap karate instructor.
          Wouldn't have to stay in shape, can just make up stuff and be worshipped by kids and teenagers.
          I could have a fancy belt and uniform as well, which is nice. I may be responsible for some kids getting beaten up, but I can just blame it on them.

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            #6
            If I type enough words, the links to the GKR threads show up in my signature.

            I'd advise you not to consider training with GKR, let alone be one of their sales force/instructors.

            They provide very basic training to clueless noobs and charge quite a lot for doing so.

            Classes are generally run my someone wearing a black and white belt... I have first hand knowledge of a class being run by someone with about 8 months training.
            I've heared anecdotal evidence of 3-5 month people teaching.

            As for the job, they're known to be a pyramid selling like entity... the people at the top get rich and the poor bastards at the bottom peddle piss-poor, second rate karate to trusting newbs.

            Seriously, don't do it.

            here come the links....
            V V V V
            Where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence.

            Gandhi

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              #7
              Originally posted by Beefstyles
              I've lived in Australia my entire life and I've never been approached by GKR door to door sellers. I reckon it could be interesting to work as a crap karate instructor.
              Wouldn't have to stay in shape, can just make up stuff and be worshipped by kids and teenagers.
              I could have a fancy belt and uniform as well, which is nice. I may be responsible for some kids getting beaten up, but I can just blame it on them.
              ^
              That's pretty dead on
              Where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence.

              Gandhi

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                #8
                Just wondering, has anyone heard of a similar structured business model actually selling decent self defence? or does everything useful go out the window once you start trying to make big cash?

                (Im talking similar as in instructors hunting down students and the whole thing using multi-level-marketing, not 3 month training teachers ofcourse)

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by codo3500
                  Just wondering, has anyone heard of a similar structured business model actually selling decent self defence? or does everything useful go out the window once you start trying to make big cash?

                  (Im talking similar as in instructors hunting down students and the whole thing using multi-level-marketing, not 3 month training teachers ofcourse)
                  I, personally, haven't heard of anything that doesn't dilute the training by chasing the mass market.

                  I suppose there might be exceptions to this, and I'd be interested to hear about them.

                  Incidentally, a GKR instructor I spoke to recently admitted they don't teach any special self defence stuff, just kata and one-step.
                  This from the company that calls its door-to-door salesmen 'Self Defence Consultants'.
                  Where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence.

                  Gandhi

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                    #10
                    Do my sensors indicate a troll?

                    But actually, I have had a guy come to my door advertising karate once. About a year ago; don't remember if it was GKR or not. Do other dojos do a similar thing?

                    If so.....gay.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by raylawley
                      Do my sensors indicate a troll?
                      Well, he came on and said GKR was shite... so even if he is trolling, I say "Hussah!".

                      But actually, I have had a guy come to my door advertising karate once. About a year ago; don't remember if it was GKR or not. Do other dojos do a similar thing?

                      If so.....gay.
                      More gay than you know... I opened my door to a 5ft nothing 120lb child claiming to be an ex-cage fighter.
                      I checked into him through my local sources and he was "an enthusiastic orange belt with little previous experience".
                      Good times.

                      Another member here was door-knocked and when he told the guy he was a sandan, the guy siad "you won't be interested in this, then"
                      Where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence.

                      Gandhi

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                        #12
                        thanks for the advice il make sure to steer clear of them nobheads

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