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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by flikerstance, May 18, 2008.

  1. flikerstance

    flikerstance floridaman Double Yellow Card

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    Yesterday I got my first stripe. I could have had it awile back, but at end of session my instructure told me it cost 35 dollars. I like my instructure and everything, but do you think that that is to much? My family doesent have much money, and can barly pay the monthly fee I dont know. I guess I just feel that if I pay a monthly fee, that I shouldnt have to pay to test what do you think?
     
  2. Balto

    Balto Silver Belt

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    35 dollars for a one stripe white belt?

    That is not a school at which I would train.
     
  3. Legacy

    Legacy Orange Belt

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    Never heard of someone being charged money for a stripe...I dont even want to know what he charges you for your monthly membership.
     
  4. Trickster***

    Trickster*** Banned Banned

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    That is some expensive electric tape!!!
     
  5. flikerstance

    flikerstance floridaman Double Yellow Card

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    it was basicly a regular class all I did was rool with him for 5 minutes.
     
  6. Yojimbo

    Yojimbo Brown Belt

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    Paying for stripes is BS. I wouldn't do it.
     
  7. LordarshynBJJ

    LordarshynBJJ Blue Belt

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    how much to you pay a month? We don't even have stripes at my gym, we don't pay for promotions either..we don't even know when we are being tested or when we will get the belt...

    Paying for stripes is retarded, it shouts McDojo.
     
  8. cadubon

    cadubon Blue Belt

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    $35 is a lot for a whole belt much less one stripe.
     
  9. flikerstance

    flikerstance floridaman Double Yellow Card

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    well my instructure is not certified to teach up to blue belt so his friend came up and tested me he told me that I should be a blue belt but the way hes charging it ill end up costing 200 dollars. By the way its 6o month.
     
  10. Agent Zero

    Agent Zero Brown Belt

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    I never took any stripe tests as a white belt, I just got my blue when my instructor thought I was ready, and I passed the test and got the belt. No fees or anything.
     
  11. Rbagu3

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    good school
     
  12. Defy

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    ???
     
  13. Cowboy JiuJitsu

    Cowboy JiuJitsu White Belt

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    Testing fee's for BJJ would be complete BS imo - especially for stripes...
     
  14. SFinclined

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    Sounds like a sham.
     
  15. FWTG

    FWTG Blue Belt

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    That is BS. Tell him your cool with just waiting for your blue then. Stripes are useless anyway.

    Does your school have a website?
     
  16. FWTG

    FWTG Blue Belt

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    LOL wow. Chnge gyms as soon as possible man that is a joke. They are scamming.
     
  17. silverline122

    silverline122 Brown Belt

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    60/month IS really cheap though...
     
  18. ModernWarrior

    ModernWarrior Blue Belt

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    My coach told me stripes are just a way to make money. Testing in BJJ is bull. I thought most bjj instructors promote based on whether or not they think you are ready. Thats how they do it at my gym.
     
  19. FWTG

    FWTG Blue Belt

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    I dont see anything wrong with an informal test even though its rare. I think it could be a good thing because it ensures you have a good knowledge of all the required techniques and their details. Just because you happen to be able to tap higher belts does not neccessarily mean you have a better understanding of more techniques than they do.

    That being said test or no test there should never be a fee for a friggen stripe lol. A small fee for a belt ok whatever but a stripe? BS
     
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