Osceola instructor's friends find charges hard to believe

Neighbors, colleagues and friends on Saturday rallied around the Kissimmee karate teacher arrested a day earlier on charges he molested a teenage student. Full Story
lola

United States

#39 Sep 7, 2006
he also changed my son's life
KLR

Memphis, TN

#42 Sep 8, 2006
lola wrote:
I really want to see him prove himself innocent that he is not, even his young students are aware of what goes on behind the curtains at the dojo. His nick name is horneymaster
You're definitely wrong about that.
KLR

Memphis, TN

#43 Sep 8, 2006
lola wrote:
<quoted text>I'm sorry to inform you that Mr. Bradley Knight Sensei, whatever you want to call him has had other sexual affairs
With children or adults? If he has had affairs with other adults, then that is between him and his wife. Not his students and their parents.
KLR

Memphis, TN

#44 Sep 8, 2006
lola wrote:
no one has come forward because alot of people will get hurt
That's ridiculous. If someone hurt my son, I wouldn't hesitate to come forward because of other people possibly getting hurt.
KLR

Memphis, TN

#45 Sep 8, 2006
lola wrote:
he also changed my son's life
In a negative or positive way? From what you have said in your other posts, it sounds like it was a bad experience.
anony

United States

#50 Sep 9, 2006
I can't understand how some folks will make posts and think it's ok to slander a man who they do not know WELL.
It is true that he runs a very strict dojo. But some people need that (especially children).

The first post talks about hitting with shinai's..
OK, to the outsider that seems harsh, to the martial artist (You do not give rank of student) it is a form of discipline. Say for example the student were a black belt and they did not exercise control with a newer student during a round of sparring. The black belt should have known better and not been foolish for ego or for neglect.

I remember a man that trained at the dojo that asked to be treated in this way, I think that is a little bit insane. But when I asked Sensei why would anyone want to be treated that way? His response put it in a whole new perspective. What he wants is to be prepared for when he walks out on the street. He lives in a rough part of town.. He wants to be conditioned so that the shock of being hit is not relavent, so that when an attacker has a knife to his throat, he will be in fear of his life, but will fight even if he is cut. This is why we train so hard, if we can not walk outside to the corner with the right tools or right attitude than why do we need to learn martial arts? Some like it for personal health, some for culture, but for some being able to defend ones life or the life of a loved one is their sole motivation.

I (like Ms. Todd) was a student, I know the family well, and I have known others that have not known him well enough spread vicious rumors of him.
The previous allegation was proven false, as the person who made the allegation was never a part of the school as the child had claimed. This was made light and the police called parents to explain this.

The new allegation is sad.. It is a tragedy that when someone is upset they would resort to tarnishing a reputation that made him one of the most respectable human beings on the planet.
an Insider

Longwood, FL

#53 Sep 11, 2006
KLR wrote:
<quoted text>
Insider - I suppose that you are entitled to your opinion based on your experiences with him. And as such, so am I. I'm not a student but my son is and not only has karate become important in his life, but Mr. Knight and his family as well. I suppose that each person on this planet takes away a little something different than the other person in our experiences. For you, it doesn't sound like you benefited at all. But for my son, it has changed his life.
From what you are saying, you are making it seem as if he needs to prove that he is innocent where in reality and under the rights of the constitution, the prosecution must prove him guilty. I truly believe that this will be a case of he said/she said, which can be scary in itself.
As for him doing this before, I have to question that as well. Why hasn't anyone else come forward then? Because I know both parties to this accusation, I believe I can make a sensible decision about whether or not to believe it.
Maybe your opinions are based on being told to do 1 too many push ups.
You posted that you have only been with that dojo for around a year. I have known this person for over 15. I don't need anyone else to tell me he is guilty. I have been witness to his acts and he has bragged to me about them.

As for other victims coming forward... they have. I spoke with the investigating detective and there are numerous people that have come forward, some who have been holding this in for ten years. But as I stated before, it will all come to light. You don't have to take my word for it.

Oh, by the way, I can't imagine why anyone would make such a childish remark (too many push-ups?) to such a serious situation as this. Perhaps you wish to discredit my statements by being flip about them. I hope for your child's sake and your own you are not really that blind.
an Insider

Longwood, FL

#54 Sep 11, 2006
anony wrote:
The previous allegation was proven false, as the person who made the allegation was never a part of the school as the child had claimed.
Who knows what other allegation you are reffering to. I personally was there when another victim was a student. I personally heard him say how hot he thought the 14 year old was. I didn't stay long after that, but I knew his intentions. He made his move on her but was rejected. Unfortunatly when she brought her complaints to the police it became a he said she said. He, of course, used his standard defense of the disgruntled ex-student. It's a very old and tired trick of his.

You think you know him, but you have no idea. Just ask any of his longtime students of his. Ask where all the senior students have gone. Not the newbies you see now, but the real seniors who came up through the ranks of that school.

Many a black belt with total devotion and disipline have left that dojo ashamed of their affiliation and dumbstruck by the viciousness demonstrated by "Sensei" at anyone who strayed from the "TRUE" path of karate.

Many would be floored if they knew the secret behind his true karate. But none of that makes a difference is this case. This is about his lifelong hatred of women young and old. His obsession with sex and his manipulation of his students and student moms to get the one thing he loves more than telling eveyone how great he is.
lola

United States

#55 Sep 11, 2006
Lliona wrote:
I know the man. My kids attend the school and he is not guilty. As for his teaching methods, I dont know all that much about martial arts but when you help two children the way he has helped mine you deserve some respect. This man has done alot for two children whose own crackhead father can't even call them. They have a self-confidence and respect that was never there.
wrong he is guilty I also know him
KLR

Memphis, TN

#58 Sep 12, 2006
an Insider wrote:
<quoted text>
You posted that you have only been with that dojo for around a year. I have known this person for over 15. I don't need anyone else to tell me he is guilty. I have been witness to his acts and he has bragged to me about them.
As for other victims coming forward... they have. I spoke with the investigating detective and there are numerous people that have come forward, some who have been holding this in for ten years. But as I stated before, it will all come to light. You don't have to take my word for it.
Oh, by the way, I can't imagine why anyone would make such a childish remark (too many push-ups?) to such a serious situation as this. Perhaps you wish to discredit my statements by being flip about them. I hope for your child's sake and your own you are not really that blind.
My comment about 1 too many push ups wasn't a joke. There are plenty of people that resent that part of his training.

We haven't been there for only 1 year but certainly not for 15 either. I understand that you are saying you know the truth and that you have known him for a long time however, I know of parents that have been there for 10 and can't say anything negative about him.

If he did do it, then I hope it all comes to light, as it should. But in the meantime, he is innocent until proven guilty. If he is proven guilty, then I can make my decisions from there.

I'm going to contact the detective today to see if other people have come forward. That is something that I need to be aware of so that I can make the best decisions for my son.

If what you are saying is true, then shame on me for believing in someone who has never given me a reason not to.
Anony

Clermont, FL

#59 Sep 12, 2006
an Insider wrote:
<quoted text>
Who knows what other allegation you are reffering to. I personally was there when another victim was a student. I personally heard him say how hot he thought the 14 year old was. I didn't stay long after that, but I knew his intentions. He made his move on her but was rejected. Unfortunatly when she brought her complaints to the police it became a he said she said. He, of course, used his standard defense of the disgruntled ex-student. It's a very old and tired trick of his.
You think you know him, but you have no idea. Just ask any of his longtime students of his. Ask where all the senior students have gone. Not the newbies you see now, but the real seniors who came up through the ranks of that school.
Many a black belt with total devotion and disipline have left that dojo ashamed of their affiliation and dumbstruck by the viciousness demonstrated by "Sensei" at anyone who strayed from the "TRUE" path of karate.
Many would be floored if they knew the secret behind his true karate. But none of that makes a difference is this case. This is about his lifelong hatred of women young and old. His obsession with sex and his manipulation of his students and student moms to get the one thing he loves more than telling eveyone how great he is.
From the time frame of your earlier post I can only guess you knew him from the days of Dynamic or Boy and Girls Club..
I have know many of his former black belts and for the most part I don't understand what you mean. Most left because they got to the level they wanted and that was as far as they wanted to go. The phrase by Shihan Lee comes to mind "Many called, few chosen".
It would also be good to point out that his affliation with certain instructors influenced how he dealt with some of his black belts. But I also recall that sooner or later they eventually came back to the Dojo, whether it was to train or just for nostalgia.
If you were to look now, you would see that he has quite a few black belts that have stayed with him, quite a few are over the 7+ years mark. He has since that time discovered something that has made this possible. One could argue: Where are all the black belts of his instructor and those of his former instructor? Wouldn't there be a vast army of them now?

This is not to say that there have not been a few that left disgruntled or disappointed. I only knew of a few.

I've been around quite a while, perhaps we knew eachother.. But I do not recall the incident you refer to.

I can agree with him having a big ego. But megalomanic is a clinical term (You have to be diagnosed medically)! I always hear him say how great he is, but that is one of his most tiresome jokes. This is where knowing him WELL comes in too.

He has never spoken ill of any woman that I know of..

People have many interpretations of what they see, or even what they choose to see. Sometimes the whole picture is not visible or maybe the details can not readily be made out. I say the allegations are hard to beleive. I pray that they aren't true. But one can never be certain entirely. I am waiting to see more of the picture. I keep his innocence at 99.9% certainty.

KLR

Memphis, TN

#61 Sep 13, 2006
Jacques Thomet wrote:
<quoted text> What did you call hurt.Here in this country no one can hurt no one that is a strong & stupid habit & + spoilt ego,What you want to do??!
Once again, I can't understand what you're saying so I can't answer your question.
Anony

Clermont, FL

#63 Sep 14, 2006
Jacques Thomet wrote:
Mister anony ,I understand clairly what you sai,but he exist :
Belts Education in the dojo : what you can't have here in the USA. Discipline .!
2- He exist belts for tournaments what we called competitions of course I always talk about adults way I dont includ (children) because here is baby sitting.
3- For be ready for going in the street with(martial arts)you need be ready (instinctly),you need a lot of training for that style boot camp.So deduction of listen & obey immediatly with out comment. But with a spoilt ego like in this country you will never ever maked. That include bruise & pain some time.But in America you need be Honey master.So tell me how you will deal with this. please.
I can't believe I am saying this, but I actually understand what you are saying...

Here in the U.S. everything is a choice. You can choose to go to a laid back school where the "Honey master" teaches OR you can get the bloody nose or black eye at the "Army master's" school. It is a matter of what you like. Some people can not handle a rough class. Others can not handle a soft class.

It is common in European & Asian countries to not have those choices. Olympics are a great example of this.
Most athletes are hand picked and trained from birth. Their Mother's and Father's were athletes or even soldiers. Here it is a matter of going to a gymnastics class and hopefully they will be in it long enough to desire to compete.

Martial Arts here is like that also. The child can make the choice. If he doesn't like it his mom will take him out and he can play baseball instead.
It is a little confusing because you can get hurt more playing Soccor (My Father played till his knees were gone!)or even Running than you do in Martial Arts. But it is all about not liking the discipline that goes with it.

The point is that it depends on where you go. I study Aikido, the Sensei is quick to show the lesson and you spend an hour on that one lesson, you feel like your back is broken. This is what I remember when I studied Shotokan. Hard very hard, but I can get through it, a better man on the other side. Instinct, Strength, Honor and Courage is what a lot of Dojo's lack. But if you look around you will find what you need.
HOT RICAN

United States

#66 Sep 19, 2006
KLR wrote:
<quoted text>
Insider - I suppose that you are entitled to your opinion based on your experiences with him. And as such, so am I. I'm not a student but my son is and not only has karate become important in his life, but Mr. Knight and his family as well. I suppose that each person on this planet takes away a little something different than the other person in our experiences. For you, it doesn't sound like you benefited at all. But for my son, it has changed his life.
From what you are saying, you are making it seem as if he needs to prove that he is innocent where in reality and under the rights of the constitution, the prosecution must prove him guilty. I truly believe that this will be a case of he said/she said, which can be scary in itself.
As for him doing this before, I have to question that as well. Why hasn't anyone else come forward then? Because I know both parties to this accusation, I believe I can make a sensible decision about whether or not to believe it.
Maybe your opinions are based on being told to do 1 too many push ups.
I ALSO KNOW HIM I MEAN EVERY INCH OF HIM. WE HAD A 3 MONTH AFFAIR IN 2005
HOT RICAN

United States

#67 Sep 19, 2006
Jacques Thomet wrote:
<quoted text> You dont need have an nick name like horneymaster,but like(Honeymaster) then you will have sucess in the USA. SPoilt ego. That what Americans have today. What to do with is.put in the trash bag.
HE WAS MY HONEYMASTER FOR 3 MNTHS. IN 2005. I KNOW MR. KNIGHT IS GUILTY
HOT RICAN

United States

#68 Sep 19, 2006
Jacques Thomet wrote:
<quoted text> I agree you opinion this guy should doing more as 1 push up. Is terrible a much idiot moron it still exist in this country. We have an concept in Europe saying:Not every nuts people are in psychiatric clinic for build that we need more as laezy people.But worker!Americans like stay in the couch.
I HAD AN AFFAIR WITH HIM FOR 3 MNTHS
HOT RICAN

United States

#69 Sep 19, 2006
KLR wrote:
<quoted text>
You're definitely wrong about that.
NO I'M NOT I HAD AN AFFAIR WITH HIM FOR 3 MNTHS.
HOT RICAN

United States

#70 Sep 19, 2006
KLR wrote:
<quoted text>
With children or adults? If he has had affairs with other adults, then that is between him and his wife. Not his students and their parents.
HE HAD AFFIRS WITH PARENT LIKE MYSELF FOR 3 MNTHS.
HOT RICAN

United States

#71 Sep 19, 2006
KLR wrote:
<quoted text>
That's ridiculous. If someone hurt my son, I wouldn't hesitate to come forward because of other people possibly getting hurt.
NO ONE HURT MY SON IF THE TRUTH WAS TO COME OUT ADULTS WILL GET HURT. I HAD AN AFFAIR WITH HIM FOR 3 MNTHS.
HOT RICAN

United States

#72 Sep 19, 2006
KLR wrote:
<quoted text>
In a negative or positive way? From what you have said in your other posts, it sounds like it was a bad experience.
POSITIVE FOR MY SON NEG FOR MY INVOLVEMENT WITH HIM

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