the BKSA training qualification as of next year will be recognized australia wide, asia wide and all of britan. there are talks going on with canadian and south african clubs as well.danie178 wrote:always did wonder about the IKO, only thing they have going for them is possible work opps over seas.
Which Canadian clubs are you refering to?kiwimike wrote:the BKSA training qualification as of next year will be recognized australia wide, asia wide and all of britan. there are talks going on with canadian and south african clubs as well.danie178 wrote:always did wonder about the IKO, only thing they have going for them is possible work opps over seas.
The IKO, BKSA, and the FFVL attempt to set a standard, a structure, and a method of educating people so that they recieve all of the knowledge and tools to become a safe and competent kiter. Some schools choose to implement the course in different ways, and some for sure do NOT do a good job. This however is not the fault of the organisation, but of the schools. If there were NO organisations/associations etc to set the standard way to teach, i can almost guarantee there would be A LOT more accidents, beaches closed, insurance claims etc.gazxtreme wrote:Why do you need Bthing or IKO?
Shouldn`t you improve your portfolio and marketing over your point?
I wonder you guys might answer:
Were you a newbie crazy on getting in kitesurf, would you refrain of taking classes because this or that kitepoint is not under IKO?
I started to learn in Prea - Ceará - Brazil under IKO. It was a nice school because of its owners. Under IKO guidance they set 12h class under R$1200 only to have 1/3 of classes bodydraging to recover boards. So is it fair to set people to practice something for 4h even if they are performing well because a given section is to learned by IKO manual?
It was somehow useful and I had fun, but nowadays I`d say and recommend anyone starting to go independent instead.
Sorry dude the HTML must have got messed up... i didnt check it My apologies.gazxtreme wrote:Woooh, that's not my post you've quoted, I am totally against self teaching. The post you have qutoed belongs to (AlexandreBorges).
I think that's a HUGE problem with all these "organizations"- everything is done behind the scenes with people who may, or may not, have anything to do with anything.kiwimike wrote:contact andy gatwick from the BKSA to see who he is talking too in canada.
The BKSA isn't brand new, don't go lumping it in with whatever other ones you've only just heard of. The BKSA has done an awful lot of good for the sport in the uk, and although obviously everyone makes mistakes I think that the good the organisation has done definitely outweighs the bad. I know a few of the spots in the UK wouldn't have access without themKiteboardingTampaBay wrote: and how all these brand new "national associations" are popping up everywhere.
Hmmmm yes, this is another story hopefully Richard can do both jobs effectively without letting one take control of the other.....looking unlikely what with the BKSA already being made affiliated with the IKAKiteboardingTampaBay wrote: what do your members think of RG and his affiliation with IKA?
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