This is been said and repeated quite a lot as this saying goes in The American Culture. This can go so many ways. Now regarding to this saying, it does come down to the bottom line, you might have to and should if you are going to join a martial arts school. Remember its your money and business that will be the reality what you invest.
Many martial art schools nation wide are opening up for business. Especially after so much talk on the news about security, armed weapons, and people getting shot. Many are afraid to even go to the mall without having to hear a loud bang or sound that might sound like a gun and people run crazy out of a shopping mall. When such cases you are out hunting for the right getschool, you might have to judge the book from its cover, and literally take it that way. If you are looking to really to get into shape, learn to defend yourself, and if you are an experienced martial artist, you have to question other students ability to keep up with your skills, to either learn from you, or to accept you coming from another style.
There are many organizations being up for martial arts. Many are good, but only some schools may be appealing for the type of person, who is not willing to take the pain. Some schools are black belt factory schools, who are trying to produce black belts, either quickly or easily to rapidly grow the instructors wealth or image about its the best school in the state. Its about competition, with other schools, and its really about what your martial arts instructors teach you, and what they know. If they are a lower rank, and joins an instructors academy to later make a business to get paid, to be an instructor, you might want to start questioning if you are being taught effectively and efficiently, and if you will get what your money is worth, after you pass for a belt, after learning the material in that school.
Some schools speed you up in less than 2 to 3 months, while others if you are experienced martial artist, you have to look the discrepancies about the school, and hope it will be enough or you will be accepted to train with open minded students. You are what your instructor/s teach you, and living in America, owning a martial art school for many instructors, has been becoming a lucrative business to get rich quick.
(What Kenpo started to originate from through Ed Parker who became a founder to establish the style starting from Hawaii and as it spread their organization later world wide. Video Shots of what Ed Parker Kenpo System really should be taught about Kenpo. If you join a school that proclaims you will learn what you want to be you have to question how much the student/s have learned as you can tell from the children and the discipline is given in class. If its just another play ground then you are not in the right school for your kids to learn self defense in that martial art and especially if you wish to study and learn Kenpo. Especially if the disciplined is not well managed to have your kids to be better citizens to learn respect and courtesy.)
If you notice he makes more money than what you can afford to pay for, and you are not getting as fit what you are expecting or hoping for, or that if you are an experienced martial artist, and you don't seem to belong among the students, transitioning from another style or school, it is most likely you are in the wrong one. Perhaps not being trained or taught efficiently in that style from the instructor as you hoped you would be. Also if you see students being quickly ranked up to the next belt who were not trained enough or properly to deserve the rank or belt in that style or system. Then you will question if your investment will be worth your while to learn a martial art from that school. Treat it as if you were joining the military, you are there to really learn to fight and learn to defend yourself, and if you dont feel like you are in a boot camp training and you are not getting what you want, its probably your best bet you are in the wrong school. It does not matter what style or system. It all truly matters on the instructor and the instruction you are getting from supposedly qualified instructors in the school. Its one thing about having customer service. But then its another if you are getting your money is worth your time to learn what you put into it is what you will get out of it. Along side if you are trained and taught properly and you can feel confident what you were taught you are at the level to protect yourself or not from that instruction and its teachings.
What is fighting? Best of International Tae Kwon Do Federation Figting. If you wish to look and fight like a real champion then its the school where you are looking for!!!
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For many who really wish to have a career and be a great martial artist, the reality is, it is about the money, and how much you invest and how much you are taught effectively, and efficiently, will really determine what you know, from what you are taught in that school. If there are business changes, and business rates or economics become the politics of the school, and you begin to question where you will go with the art or style of that school, perhaps that is your answer, nowhere!!! You don't to later to complain and perhaps go through a heart ache what you spent your money on and eventually you start to feel that it is just a place for you to work out and maybe lose weight, to reduce your stress, to perhaps make friends or networking partnerships, to at least a place you can feel you belong and go to during your free time.
Whether you are allowed to return due to being with students who are not open minded, and who are not willing to accept your skills, if you are an experienced martial artist, and there are complications as it escalates that there are rumors or misunderstanding about you, perhaps its time to leave the school and take what they know what you learned up to that level. Its not the only school or organization. It was never their art or style to start out with. Martial Arts came from Asia. Its not American what you learn other than what boxing moves you are taught that come from Roman style boxing to start out with where it first really came from. Its perhaps better to save your money and buy that 7 Dollar gallon milk as the economy raises their taxes. Many schools are trying to add or take away to advertise to customers for new students. So you really have to understand what they are doing to get you to buy their product. Especially if you are an experienced martial artist and maybe wish to compare where you trained before and analyze your investment what you might get out of it for a short term or long term basis from the school.
"Kenpo Schools Advertising Their Business (BEWARE OF POLITICS FROM ECONOMICS) as branched out schools or organizations conflicted with Business and Communications about their system running the business leads to bad customer service"
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So yes, you should judge the book from its cover, if you are not sore after you get home, and the classes are too easy, or you are not given enough attention from the instructor what you pay for, and they charge you extra money for private lessons, or there are rumors being talked about you. Perhaps its not the right culture atmosphere or the customer service from the instructor is not professional, and what you pay for, its time you leave or perhaps say it like it is, to everyone else, that the school is only there for the customers money.