Originally Posted by Shihan
What ever became of the PKA? It used to be popular on ESPN. I would like to see it return.
They rarely show K1 anymore. Just wondering.
This raises our first issue, organizations.
To elaborate, Shi is talking about a sports organization, kind of like what the NFL is to football.
The problem there, anybody can start an organization, only the one with talent will survive. This currently goes on with MMA.
I think the PKA ran into financial trouble, and that's where that left it.
As far as organizations in schools, don't fall for it.
I've been a member of many federations in my time. A school wants something to make it credible, creates a federation, and hangs a logo on the wall.
My last school was part of a "world" organization, but had only one school, and is now defunct.
There's nothing illegal about this, but it's on the border of unethical. Maybe a guy opens a school, and starts an organization with the hope that he will one day have a chain of schools, and this will govern them. Not a deal breaker, but not something you should consider as a basis for joining, either.