Aikido Cultural Institute

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  • 5058 Eagle Rock Blvd

    Los Angeles, CA 90041

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  • 323-259-9870

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I am a registered nurse with a master's degree, 2nd degree black belt, and a former student of these instructors (over 8 years of study) with an extremely bad experience. Use caution attending here. Be careful: One of these instructors broke my hand using bad technique during a seminar, and I had to drive myself to the hospital while they all took the visiting instructor to dinner - after giving me dirty looks as I had to sit out the rest of the seminar due to extreme pain. No one looked at my hand or offered help of any kind, and I was a dedicated, supportive student. Ask if your ranks are recognized outside this one dojo. Ladies, ask each other if the chief instructor is calling you at home, and/or "dating" any of you as some of you may have an unpleasant awakening. It is unethical for an instructor to have personal relationships with students as it may lead to favoritism or denial of promotion. Training more than 3x per week is overtraining. If you attend seminars, making friends with people who train elsewhere is one of the greatest joys of practicing Aikido - some of my most valued friends are from other dojos who I met at seminars and summer camp. Rules that deny talking to and befriending outside Aikidoists are not healthy. Be sure not to isolate yourself from family and friends outside this place - spend holidays with family and friends - they will give you perspective on what is okay and what may not be okay with what goes on at this dojo. When these instructors closed WLA Aikido Institute where I was a student, they first collected my dues for the month then shut the doors after one week - keeping my dues for the remaining three weeks without giving me a refund. It is my responsibility as a former student to educate others in these regards.

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I am a registered nurse with a master's degree, 2nd degree black belt, and a former student of these instructors (over 8 years of study) with an extremely bad experience. Use caution attending here. Be careful: One of these instructors broke my hand using bad technique during a seminar, and I had to drive myself to the hospital while they all took the visiting instructor to dinner - after giving me dirty looks as I had to sit out the rest of the seminar due to extreme pain. No one looked at my hand or offered help of any kind, and I was a dedicated, supportive student. Ask if your ranks are recognized outside this one dojo. Ladies, ask each other if the chief instructor is calling you at home, and/or "dating" any of you as some of you may have an unpleasant awakening. It is unethical for an instructor to have personal relationships with students as it may lead to favoritism or denial of promotion. Training more than 3x per week is overtraining. If you attend seminars, making friends with people who train elsewhere is one of the greatest joys of practicing Aikido - some of my most valued friends are from other dojos who I met at seminars and summer camp. Rules that deny talking to and befriending outside Aikidoists are not healthy. Be sure not to isolate yourself from family and friends outside this place - spend holidays with family and friends - they will give you perspective on what is okay and what may not be okay with what goes on at this dojo. When these instructors closed WLA Aikido Institute where I was a student, they first collected my dues for the month then shut the doors after one week - keeping my dues for the remaining three weeks without giving me a refund. It is my responsibility as a former student to educate others in these regards.

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