There are numerous ways to avoid fraud and scams in the martial arts. Take these precautions and you should be able to assure yourself that you will avoid the martial arts fraud that is trying to take money from you and not provice the actual martia art that you intended. Prospective students and teachers can contact this website for more information and we will be happy to assist you for free of charge and guide you in the right direction.
We hope you find these pages helpful in your search for authentic self defense.
Carter Hargrave Fraud Program Eliminating Martial Arts Scams In Karate,MMA, and Kung Fu.
Carter Hargrave the director of multiple martial arts associations and federations has founded this anti fraud program putting in place safeguards in an attempt eliminate all fraud in the famous art of legendary actor and martial artist Bruce Lee. Fraud and scams are prevalent in Jeet Kune Do and Hargrave’s system weeds out the fakes by offering the public authentic teachings that were not available in many parts of the world until Hargrave’s International group of over eight thousand members took Jeet Kune Do mainstream.
The further from the United States that the student that is searching for real Bruce Lee teachings the higher the chance of fraud due to the simple fact that there were very few original teachers and students at Bruce Lee’s three schools. At one time in JKD history there were less than fifty teachers worldwide.
One of the main scam areas that is a big problem is in Asia.
Carter Hargrave is working non stop to make the real martial arts available worldwide to those that cant find a legitimate teacher, as well as to keep the fake training dvd’s and books away from the public.
Support Carter Hargrave in his efforts to promote legitimate martial arts teachers not only in Jeet Kune Do but in Kempo Karate. We all know that fake teachers selling their fraud hurt everyone in the martial arts.
One of the questions that we get asked all the time is “So how do you spot a fraud or a scam in the particular martial art”. You start with the art that you are wanting to partake in, and contact several associations. You can judge alot by the response that you receive. Many times you will not hear anything due to the websites being a fraud themselves.
Check out the teachers credientials or resume online and through word of mouth or through martial arts associations and organizations.
For the art of Brue Lee you must be sure that there is a direct line to the master himself. Direct lineage it is called is when the teachers teacher was at the Lee school or Bruce Lee. The closer to Lee of course the better. Since there few first generation Bruce Lee students living or teaching your best bet now is second generation. If they don’t well you know you have a fake.
Other martial arts other than the arts core serve no purpose other than to water down the art itself or to fill in the blanks in the teachers knowledge of the real art. Three martial arts made up the original Jeet Kune Do.
So if you see a bunch of stuff that doesn’t look quite right its probably a scam.
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