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#335084 - 03/08/07 11:06 AM Re: Contracts made by schools [Re: Sorin]
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Sorin

I'd appreciate it if you would keep us posted on what happens.

Its good information for the community to be aware of.

As long as no names are mentioned---I think its important for people to know what they might be getting into.

Again, a BIG "thank you" to everyone that has posted so far, I have suggested to several people that they check out the thread and the information and discussion made a real difference in their training choices.
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#335085 - 04/14/07 09:06 PM Re: Contracts made by schools [Re: Sorin]
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I have been looking on the net for answers on how to get out of my contract also. I have came across this site and decided to post. i have just started in the school for mixed martial arts and was pushed to sign a contract in order to train. I cant believe that i actually did this and am kicking myself now. I went into the school and talked with the owner and he basically told me to go screw myself. i am so frustrated and dont know what to do. The contract says that the only way to get out of it is to move away but i cant exactly do that having a business here. If anyone has any more ideas.. please help... i really do love the post on being a big pain in the butt.. lol. not sure how that could work tho.

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#335086 - 04/14/07 11:09 PM Re: Contracts made by schools [Re: chromecrazy]
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I think it would depend on the type of work you do. My dad is self employed and he travels often. Right now he's in Sacramento and he lives in south Texas. If your job is the sort where you can have some kind of work order drawn up to "call you out of town" then I'd do that. I'd make the "orders" as an open ended agreement meaning that you are being "called to work out of town" for an unspecified amount of time. If this doesn't make sense then you can PM me and hopefully I can explain it better. If getting "called out of town" Doesn't work for ya then I'm at a loss.

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#335087 - 04/17/07 05:12 PM Re: Contracts made by schools [Re: chromecrazy]
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chrome

What is the exact wording of the contract?

Take out anything about the person or school and maybe we can find a loophole.
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#335088 - 04/21/07 09:55 PM Re: Contracts made by schools [Re: Sorin]
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Yeah that school is a rip off. Screw that. Your friend is SOL this time I guess.

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#335089 - 05/01/07 11:15 AM Re: Contracts made by schools [Re: Sorin]
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An informative thread from our friends at Bullshido:

http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=53907
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#335090 - 01/28/08 01:39 PM Re: Contracts made by schools [Re: MattJ]
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I hate to wake up a "dead" thread but I am curious, what was the end result?

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#335091 - 01/28/08 04:48 PM Re: Contracts made by schools [Re: SNieves]
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I don't know the specifics of what happened exactly. I passed on the suggestions and she said she'd give it a try. I believe she had a friend who was in law school look at the contract. The last thing I heard through the grape vine was that she didn't have to worry about the class anymore. I'll try to check and see if I can't get anymore specifics, but my guess is that the friend may have "pointed out" a few things about the contract and he let her go. It certainly didn't seem like a fair contract from the students side. I certainly hope she tried some of the funnier suggestions personally.

Sorin

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#335092 - 01/30/08 10:13 PM Re: Contracts made by schools [Re: Sorin]
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I'm curious if anyone has ever had to sign a contract in order to learn any other art. It would seem silly if I wanted to join an oil painting class that they would ask for a 3 year minimum comittment, credit check and an up front loan.

I've heard people say, 'you get what you pay for'. that doesn't seem to hold true in martial arts, does it....unless of course they are talking about the debt.

I'm also curious how things turned out for your friend.

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#335093 - 01/31/08 07:33 AM Re: Contracts made by schools [Re: Ed_Morris]
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Perhaps they are using the American University model? Pay per semester, etc.
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