Well, to be fair, not everyone thinks t'internet is such a big deal, I can understand that someone might not think it necessary to defend what they do on here. I'm wary of saying that it's some kind of scam, because I don't know what these guys do - all I can say with some confidence is that;
a) it wouldn't be for me
b) it has a whole bunch of disadvantages and maybe just one advantage (that of personal attention, albeit for one hour per week)
c) that ｣25 could go much further put into more "conventional" (for want of a better word) training.
If your mate wants some direction in terms of choosing a school, he could do worse than look at the rec.martial-arts FAQ section on choosing a club/school
Key things for me would be being able to go to sessions (to watch and/or participate) before committing to anything, and a diverse enough group training to assure you of working with people of different body types, abilities etc.
On the other hand, I'll tell your mate to go to his nearest Muay Thai club and BJJ club, then he can send the balance of his ｣25 to me. That way *everybody's* happy.
Well, maybe just me, but I'd be pretty happy, I promise you, especially on the days that the cheques arrive. [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif[/IMG]
[This message has been edited by charles mckey (edited 10-28-2003).]