the only reason I stuck with gkr, because my regional manager and my branch instructors all were 4th dans which I was very fortunate to have them as my instructors which I did enjoy my time training with them. and they didn't made it feel like training at a big mcdojo mill! fast forward 10 years later, all my branch instructors and our regional manager included and few high-level instructors all had left GKR, because they put money before quality and left our public class to a yellow belt low-grade instructor in fact if you look at his stances and techniques is absolutely GARBAGE (PATHETIC) which did definitely felt like working at mcdonalds and I could smell big macs all over the place which I end up leaving. I wouldn't be surprised if they send him for his BLACK BELT GRADING end of this year and I bet they would hand him the BLACK BELT on a golden platter (PATHETIC)
Also, there was 4 students who where all wearing white belts and started about 4 years after me which I was a brown belt. Fast forward 3 years later they are all wearing a shining black belt with golden Embroidery which is all fake.
none of them couldn't even defend themselves if their lives depended on it
Apparently, they all had become senseis and one of them had become a regional manager which is also fake also, and running their little mcdojos and mcregions which is a BIG JOKE!!
Oh yeah and get this, I know one guy who was a green belt and done the instructor course and pass, more likely he would of cheated!! he was wearing black and white belt and think he is GOD and knows it all in fact if you look at his stances and technique is absolutely GARBAGE!!! he now wears a fake shining black belt with golden Embroidery which was hand to him on a golden platter and he thinks his this taught sensei and knows it all and thinks he is GOD and in fact his stances and techniques is still absolutely GARBAGE!! (PATHETIC)
oh and get this, when I was going for my black belt assessment with a few other guys they can't even keep up with me, with
the combinations BUT they seem to grade and hand out BELTS to any other students who can can't seem to do it right or have extremely BAD TECHNIQUE.... (PATHETIC)
Hell, wouldn't be surprised if they make that fake sensei a regional manager end of this year
and also, GKR has a lot of restrictions for 1, push ups are outlaw to all public class
Guys these guys are a ####, you better off training with REAL martial art schools who are qualified to teach martial arts
GKR Karate Region 24 Sunshine Coast, Australia