I read this story on another forum alot of people say this Gene Simco guy in upstate NY is a real con in the BJJ business, I can't be sure of this, but he does have a bad reputation for buying his belts and selling belts to students that are intersted. This is what the story was on the other forum. "A friend of mine ordered the Marco Alvan BJJ set off Simco's site. During the ordering process, there was a checkbox that said something like "if you you want to join the Simco distance learning association blah blah blah UNCHECK [my emphasis] the box." My friend read it quickly and thought that he was supposed to uncheck the box if he DIDNT want the service which is how online ordering should logically be structered. So he sees charges on his credit card and when he inquires he finds out that hes now a student of Simco's and has to get charged every month. Forget the fact that our instructor will freak out if he finds out and kick my friend's ass for creonteeing out. Hes got three little kids and a mortgage. He emails Simco and tells him of the mistake. But he finds out that hes not allowed to make a mistake and gets the too bad buddy story. So he has the credit card company stop the payment and now he has the collection agency harassing him at home. All because wanted to order a videotape. Bolo, if you are reading this...use your boldness as a blackbelt and intercede on my friend's behalf. You said so on here that you only associate with people of integrity."