Brief message to the moderators: If I have made this thread in the wrong place then please move it and apologies for the inconvenience, but this is the subforum I'm most familiar with and it relates directly to stand up. Thank you. ___ The gym is Bushido Muay Thai. It operates out of a garage in Port Elizabeth. The coach Jordan Vevers claims to be the official representative of Muay Thai in South Africa. This has yet to be verified. Not only is he abusive towards his students he appears to have developed a cult like atmosphere in which he must be referred to as Kru after every sentence and has the students saying that they owe everything to him. This facebook status explains the abuse that one student has experienced in his short time at the gym: This is the photo of the scratch on his wrist from Vevers pressing the knife against it, while there are no severe injuries from it should still not be allowed to happen: The next Monday after one missed session after the decision to quit, the coach sent the following text message, the phone number has been blocked out for the sake of safety however an unblacked version of the print screen does exist as proof that the picture is not fraudulent. In addition to the abuse his facebook contains pictures of him fighting in shin guards with elbow pads no less, which is strange for an apparent seasoned pro. It seems that he has trained in Thailand, but has clearly did not take much away from it as he claims that his abusive training is "Thai Culture". Outside of the training methods being caveman esque. While this was not mentioned in the original status the student also told me that when pushing him to do 100 crunches while being struck with the Thai pad when the student said to Vevers that he was "not on his level" and that was why he was struggling, Vevers thought it appropriate to stand on the student. The student said that he did not have an issue with being pushed (although I believe they were pushing him too far for 5 days) but he took issue that he was being verbally abused and punished for not being able to complete the set. At the end of the session Vevers stated that he was very disappointed with the class and as punishment gave them the option of taking a kick to the body or to the thigh. The student that I'm friends with opted to take the kick to the thigh and Vevers kicked him bare shin in the leg, which left him walking with a limp. After sharing it to Sean Fagan of MuayThaiGuy.com and numerous professional fighters from my gym, they all agreed that the story should be posted online to Sherdog/Bullshido so that people who may live in the city don't go to that gym. There are obvious legal avenues that could be taken, but as I live in the UK and my friend in Africa, there is nothing I can do to help on that front. All we know is the gym should not be allowed to run as it is a threat to the public. ____ I have done research into Vevers and there is very little online with the exception of what he has posted, there are no fight videos and nothing on him being the official south african rep from what I can find. Simply no one talks about this dude. We believe it to be both a mcdojo and essentially a cult. I have contacted Quentin Chong who is the head representative of Muay Thai in South Africa for more information on whether Vevers is a representative but with Vevers not in Chongs FB friends list, nor mentioned on Chong's website, it seems likely that they are not actually affiliated and that this is a false claim. I realise that I am speaking for someone else, and that can hurt the credibility of the claim (despite the evidence provided) but at this current time the student does not feel comfortable with going public online himself as the Kru threatened to come and find the student if he left the club. I will keep you posted on what Quentin Chong says to me about Vevers' status as a rep. If any of you have any more information or advice or can otherwise spread the world it would be greatly appreciated.