Wish there was a 'Like' button. Have to say: been there and done that.

The best that can come out of being chumped is that if one continues seeking quality martial arts they know what they don't want. The worst, is that the kids become disenchanted and quit MA altogether.

Originally Posted By: aplant
Not that there is much life in this thread but....

Here is an insightful article about a karate class, with thoughts on value, from a lay parents perspective:

(taken from the article)
Quote:
‘It’s a complete rip-off,’ I told Sasha when she was pleading with me to let her take the test.

‘Oh come on, Dad. We’ll look like idiots if we don’t have our red-and-white belts.’

‘On the contrary, the red-and-white belt is a sign that you’re an idiot for being suckered into this ridiculous Ponzi scheme.’


http://www.spectator.co.uk/life/status-anxiety/6827453/status-anxiety-karate-lessons/