Add KarateForums.com
Username:    Password:
Remember Me?    
   I Lost My Password!
Post new topic   Reply to topic    KarateForums.com Forum Index -> Korean Martial Arts
 See a User Guidelines violation? Press on the post.
Author Message

quinteros1963
Green Belt
Green Belt

Joined: 22 Jan 2009
Posts: 394
Location: Spring, Texas
Styles: Okinawan Martial Arts (Goju Ryu & Shotokan)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:56 am    Post subject: Should I Train here? Reply with quote

I'm considering Taekwondo, as I have been invited to train with an a local instructor. The group is headed up by a gentleman by the name of Joe Vigil. He has a very successful program run at several YMCA's. He does not seem to have a digital footprint outside of this, so I don't know if I can trust the group. He is a very nice guy but I want to learn from someone who is "legit". Can you guys help me out? I'm unsure after recently trusting the masses here in the Texas sport karate community.
_________________
The past is no more; the future is yet to come. Nothing exist except for the here and now. Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what's clearly is clearly at hand...Lets continue to train!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message

wagnerk
Purple Belt
Purple Belt

Joined: 02 Oct 2006
Posts: 570
Location: UK
Styles: TSD, Karate & Kickboxing

PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While I don't know him or his association personally, I would just like to list a couple of points...

1. They seem to, at least, follow the WTF and the UMA (possibly even be a member of one or both of those federations) - due to the logos used and the people that he has trained under.

2. The prices seem reasonable compared to a lot of other TKD (or even other MA associations).

3. While there is no mention on prices of gradings and other things like insurance, etc. The monthly fees are clearly stated.

Personally, I would say give it a go. You've done/doing both Goju Ryu & Shotokan karate so provided you don't sign up for a years contract straight away, you should be able to feel on whether or not this association is for you
_________________
Tang Soo Do: 3rd Dan '18
Karate: 2nd Dan '04
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message

DWx
KF Sensei
KF Sensei

Joined: 17 Jan 2007
Posts: 6214
Location: UK
Styles: Tae Kwon Do & Yang family Tai Chi

PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with wagnerk. Seems to be a WTF style club but other than that there isn't much info to go on. His website doesn't give all that much away:
http://vortexicma.com/wp/about/about-vortexic/

You're in a better position than most having trained in something before. Best you can do is attend a few sessions and keep an open mind. Good luck
_________________
"Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it." ~ Confucius
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message

bushido_man96
KF Sensei
KF Sensei

Joined: 31 Mar 2006
Posts: 28074
Location: Hays, KS
Styles: Taekwondo, Combat Hapkido, Aikido, GRACIE

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go check it out and see how they run things. Give it a few months, and see how you like it. You can always move on if you don't like what they have to offer.
_________________
www.haysgym.com
http://www.sunyis.com/
www.aikidoofnorthwestkansas.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

sensei8
KF Sensei
KF Sensei

Joined: 23 Feb 2008
Posts: 14807
Location: Houston, TX
Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I concur with everyone else...try it out. Let your gut lead you from there.



_________________
**Proof is on the floor!!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

IcemanSK
Black Belt
Black Belt

Joined: 12 Oct 2005
Posts: 1084
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Styles: Taekwondo Chung Do Kwan

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's nearly impossible to tell if a school is good by a website. Most of the time, if the website looks good it just means they have a good web designer. For us, who have no connection to the school, we can't tell you much from where we sit. Try it out. Then you'll be able to tell us how it is.

All my best to you.
_________________
Being a good fighter is One thing. Being a good person is Everything. Kevin "Superkick" McClinton
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    KarateForums.com Forum Index -> Korean Martial Arts All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Page 1 of 1
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


< Advertising - Contact - Disclosure Policy - Staff - User Guidelines >