Fake Testimonials & Recycled Martial Arts Websites

As a consumer in martial arts education is it obvious when a school has imagery that misrepresents who is training there and what they personally get out of it?

For example, how do all these different schools from across the United States all have the same people testifying how great their individual experience has been?


http://www.bellinghammartialarts.com/muay  Bellingham, Washington

http://www.martialartsplusinc.com/hopewell-muay-thai/index.php Hopewell, New Jersey

http://www.bellinghammartialarts.com/bjj/  Bellingham, Washington

http://www.intlmac.com/buena-park-brazilian-jiu-jitsu/  Buena Park, California

http://www.fishkillkarate.com/fitness_kickboxing/   Fishkill, New York

http://www.extremekarate.com/fitness-kickboxing/index.php   Rockledge, Pennsylvania

http://www.richmondmartialarts.com/fitness-kickboxing/  Ashland, Virginia

http://www.bellinghammartialarts.com/fitness-kickboxing/   Bellingham, Washington

http://www.fmalahabra.com/fitness-kickboxing/  La Habra, California

http://www.frankfortmartialarts.com/fitness-kickboxing/  Frankfort, Illinois

http://www.kungfutaichibocaraton.com/mixed-defense-tactics/  Boca Raton, Florida

http://www.buffalogrovekravmaga.com/buffalo-grove-krav-maga/  Buffalo Grove, Illinois

http://www.winwithkarate.com/krav-maga/  Flower Mound, Texas

http://www.fraziermartialartsorange.com/krav-maga/  Orange, California 

http://www.bellinghammartialarts.com/self-defense/  Bellingham, Washington


There are many more examples out there.

Believe me: Sean Mazzola, Jennifer Sanders, Jessica L., and Cassidy H., Espinozo Garcia, Frank Caldwell, Keith Leggio have never stepped inside any of these schools.

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I first heard about this class from my husband. He had been going to this class for some time and recommended it highly. I wanted a class that would teach me self-defense and give me a good workout at the same time. This turned out to be the class. The instructor is very skilled in teaching self-defense. He teaches techniques that are easily adapted to real life, and is so well organized that he finds time to fit in a great workout. I didn’t have any martial arts experience so I was a little nervous before my first class. Five minutes into the class and that nervousness was put to rest. It is a very friendly atmosphere and geared toward all levels of experience, or non-experience, as in my case. I find the pace very comfortable with lots of encouragement. I feel confident about the skills I’m learning, my fitness level is increasing, and I feel invigorated after each class. This is definitely a class worth recommending.

~ Margie Miller

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