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We had some people coming door to door enquiring if anyone wanted to learn karate in Go-Kan-Ru style in our area. They were charging 5.50 per hour session and also there was a registration fee. What put me off was that according to them the registration fee is normally £80 and it would cost me £22 only if i signed up straight away. Had not yet seen any hard sell for any sports activity till this and makes me wonder if they are really genuine....or is it worth it.

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I know exactly how GKR work

they advertise for instructors

using the cathphrase " no experience needed as full trainign will be given"

 

This is how they do it

they get joe bloggs to sign up as an instructor, send him on a few seminars

give him a black belt , assign him a "buddy" tell him then to market it door to door and then open a club up.

As joe bloggs progresses he will have to learn more techniques on seminars so as his students learn , joe bloggs learns too.

 

their actual standard of their instructors is (from what i have seen) **** poor

id give it a wide berth and only a total fool would entertain it

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Well put Freddy! Did the **** word begin with a P or an S? :D

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Have a look at e-budo.com

 

Look in the area marked 'bad budo'

 

lots about GKR

 

I think one comment said they thought it wasn't apparantly well thought out to begin with as 'Gokan' means rape or rapist in japanese

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Hi Jammie,

It's exactly as freddylee says.I have personally seen the ads in the Jobcentre.

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what area are they looking at opening Dojos?

 

The ebudo link shows some kids grading sessions. They're in a large sports hall doing Kata, packed in V.Tight at £15 each.

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Shockings one word!

 

Thats why I asked:

"what area are they looking at opening Dojos?"

 

If they came door knocking round here I'd like to be prepared with questions and a print out of some of the points on bad budo!

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Wow, that link(http://www.e-budo.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6554) is definately shocking! Wouldnt want to get invovled in a system which esentially is a scam from the looks of it.

 

They were doing door to door rounds in Brincliffe-Netheredge area. But they had a brochure which suggested they had a lot of local centres.

 

Glad i didnt get roped in! Thanks everyone!

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If you are thinking of starting a martial art, theres loads of help on here. People should be able to point you in the direction of a selection of clubs that do what you'd be looking for, for you (or your kid?) With instructors who count their experience in years

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