Quote Originally Posted by Trinity
"He makes his students wait at least until 4th or 5th kyu to start sparring"

Now, that is FUCKED UP. I bet they move like robots.
Trinity, you're entitled to your opinion, and I have no wish to devolve this thread into a flame war. I would love to have the opportunity to train in MT, BJJ, MMA, or at another school where sparring is introduced earlier into the curriculum. However, given that none of these are available, I'm quite happy with what I can get. While this might not be the most effective or fastest to learn system, I believe the basic combat knowledge, familiarity with techniques, and physical fitness that it provides is more than adequate for the time being. And hey, if I didn't have this, I might end up like TheWarlock.