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#201477 - 06/09/09 11:12 AM Re: Tiger Shulman - Opinions, (info on...), Review [Re: IExcalibui2]
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Registered: 05/29/05
Posts: 1117

I don't think all branches of TSMMA are Mcdojos.

Yes, perhaps there are some branches that are okay. The point is, based on the info coming from several different people, the franchise ITSELF is a Mcdojo chain. This is what we have heard so far:

-The franchise has become too large for the chief instructor to impose good standards

-Very high enrollment fees, and year long contracts

-Extremely high class fees

-An equipment embargo

To me, all these things equal a fairly classic example of a Mcdojo. The quality of teaching at some branches may be fine, but the point is that overall the franchise itself is run like a Mcdojo.


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#201478 - 06/09/09 01:41 PM Re: Tiger Shulman - Opinions, (info on...), Review [Re: Ames]
IExcalibui2 Offline

Registered: 05/20/06
Posts: 961
Loc: New York City
oh see now i get what you're sayin

yea, if we set the quality aside, then yea TSMMA is a Mcdojo
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#428038 - 07/01/10 05:07 PM Re: Tiger Shulman - Opinions, (info on...), Review [Re: ITFunity]
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They are doing it again in Florida Clearwater as of 06/29/2010. Tiger Shulman requested parents to buy gears which cost about 5 times as much as Dick's sport or Sport Authority would sell. If you don't buy they won't allow your children to up belt... You cannot quit because they already take your money. I am thinking about file complaint with Florida BBB and Consumer Protection.

Edited by white tiger (07/01/10 05:15 PM)

#428223 - 07/10/10 02:15 AM Re: Tiger Shulman - Opinions, (info on...), Review [Re: schanne]
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Registered: 07/10/10
Posts: 4
Loc: VA
I have a question:How is the training? I want you to help me!
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#429618 - 09/03/10 05:48 AM Re: Tiger Shulman - Opinions, (info on...), Review [Re: ghdfans2010]
Mat Fraser Offline

Registered: 09/03/10
Posts: 1
Hi just a quick note of my time in Manhattan TSK, I'm a disabled Brit, went along, found informed friendly people who welcomed me into their dojo. Sure there is money taken and a contract that is quite long, but I WANT to train, and commit to it, so I was happy with buying a package of classes that I could use up according to my availability ( I come and go from U.K. to USA all the time )and TSK's flexibility around that issue really suits me as I often change my work schedules and so have to also change my class schedules, which they were happy to accommodate. The classes are hard and fast, lots of cardio working out, no wasted time, with a good stretching session to end each class, very good( so may classes leave out the post class stretching). I left every class wet through with sweat, the instructors of varying senior levels all had good communication skills, friendly and demanding schedules, and after just 2 weeks I had gotten my fitness back to levels that usually take about a month. I was touched that some of them had worked out different patterns for me ( I only kick except in grappling classes) without being asked and that my disability had no more impact than it needs to, IE very little. They just got on with training me in the class. Value for money is good if you train regularly, I trained 4 times a week when I could and got great value. So, that's my version of Manhattan TSK. I cannot wait to go back.

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