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#275949 - 08/01/06 09:06 AM Re: About a school..... [Re: KDHPP]
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Wow. That sure is quite a few styles to be teaching.
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#275950 - 08/01/06 11:10 AM Re: About a school..... [Re: KDHPP]
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Waitaminutehere....
He started at 14 and opened his own school at 18? I don't know. I don't want to be a naysayer here, but it takes a number of years to get proficient in ONE style, let alone a bajillion. Also, I'd be wary of any instructor who just so happens to teach every style I could possibly be interested in. I guess it's kind of like the Dregerberg academy maybe? Two floors, hundreds of students, dozens of instructors, 30 some-odd styles... not for me. I don't know anything about MA in memphis though. Just throwin it out there.

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#275951 - 08/01/06 06:59 PM Re: About a school..... [Re: ShikataGaNai]
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I do agree that creed business is kinda wierd so caution would be needed. But I would say go for it after your week of free classes.

That other place with the guy who opened his own school after 4 years is very fishy. Hmm 4 years training in over 12301478234 arts and he seems legit?? I dont know...I would probably tend to stay away from that place.

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#275952 - 08/01/06 11:26 PM Re: About a school..... [Re: IExcalibui2]
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^He didn't start training at 14, he started teaching at 14.

Well, it isn't him alone teaching all those styles. And although he did open a school at 18, he 's now got about 27 years of experience.

Let me tell you why I think he's legit.

Recognized as youngest individual in the U.S. to reach 5th Degree Black Belt status (Master Level), 1998

2006 inducted into WHSC Hall of fame for Master Instructor of the year

Martial Arts Hall of Fame- Inductee, 2001

Instructor of the Year- (International Martial Arts Association), 1996

Undefeated full-contact fighter- 1990-1999 (129 fights)

But I really shouldn't judge the school on the head instrutors acheivements....more like the students.


Edited by KDHPP (08/01/06 11:35 PM)

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#275953 - 08/02/06 06:46 PM Re: About a school..... [Re: KDHPP]
IExcalibui2 Offline
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yea the titles and junk on his belt arent the most important thing to a teacher. And are those titles true, try looking him up on the web to see if hes actually listed as the things that he claims to be.

But aside from the titles and such you should really just go try a class out. His teaching style. The people inthe class. How the class is ran. etc etc
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#275954 - 08/03/06 08:39 AM Re: About a school..... [Re: IExcalibui2]
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That brings me to another question...

Does anyone here know about a Joe Wilson???

If in fact he was the youngest person in the US to get a 5th degree black belt, someone here should know him.....maybe.

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#275955 - 08/04/06 01:40 PM Re: About a school..... [Re: KDHPP]
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Quote:

Undefeated full-contact fighter- 1990-1999 (129 fights)




Going to have to call BS here. A quick search of Google and Sherdog show nothing matching a Joe Wilson. Quite odd considering his amazing 129-0 fight record.


Edited by MattJ (08/04/06 03:49 PM)
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#275956 - 08/04/06 01:44 PM Re: About a school..... [Re: KDHPP]
MattJ Offline
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Quote:

That brings me to another question...

Does anyone here know about a Joe Wilson???

If in fact he was the youngest person in the US to get a 5th degree black belt, someone here should know him.....maybe.




This Joe Wilson?

http://www.rmaxinternational.com/home/in...&Itemid=134
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#275957 - 08/04/06 03:36 PM Re: About a school..... [Re: MattJ]
ShikataGaNai Offline
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Interesting this bio only says he "does martial arts".
Yeah? Like what?

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#275958 - 08/04/06 10:24 PM Re: About a school..... [Re: MattJ]
KDHPP Offline
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Yeah. That'd be him.

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