Royal Dragon Martial Arts/Brandon, FL

I was a martial arts veteran for 22 out of 38 years of my life. Back in 2005 I was betrayed by Frank Ehnle after being a devoted black belt student just trying to become an instructor. I did everything I was told to do and I was a very devoted student but he felt threatened by my past experience and my skills in different martial arts. I was also betrayed by other schools in the brandon and valrico areas. The following names are also on notice, Luis Lugo, In Wan Kim, Bill Essex and Lee Jacobs. I am not posting this for revenge or justice, I am posting this to make people especially the ones who are training under Ehnle and the others aware of what they got themselves into and it is only a matter of time before betrayl will happen to you too like it did to me. My advice? Stay away from these martial art schools. I was betrayed by so many schools that I just gave up a year and a half ago as I have realized that my dream of becoming a certified instructor in any of these schools was shattered, it was just a small dream that I had and now I am no longer motivated to practice martial arts anymore. Did I try to make amends with him, yes from letters to e-mails and he choose not to respond and not to forgive at all. So I decided to post this as a message to all people be aware of what you may subject yourself or your child to with these martial schools, instead get your child involved in sports, it may be brutal but at least it's honest. Thank You For Reading, Joey Bell Retired Martial Arts Veteran 2nd Degree Black Belt
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What the heck man, just stop complaining. I know plenty of 2nd degrees that aren't instructors.


Bravo for making it that far, but really, it's probably your own fault that you're not an instructor. Not Master Ehnle's.


A second degree black belt isn't qualified to be an instructor. When multiple martial arts schools reject you, guess who's at fault? Stay retired, it's where you belong.


I am officially retracting the statement that I made back on 10/2/2010 on the grounds that Mr. Ehnle will not pursue legal action against me.

Yes I do have problems but Mr. Ehnle is a good teacher and he has a good school and I do apologize to him and everyone else who I have upset, I had no right to post anything on the interent and I promise that I will never do this ever again.

I am truly sorry for what I did and for all that has happaened in the past. Merry Christmas and have a happy new year.


Joey Bell was a student who went into our private student files (attendance cards) and retrieved phone numbers of young female students and contacted them outside of the school. I received complaints from parents and acted on these complaints.

He was asked the leave the school due to this and other disturbing behavior. My schools ethics, traditions and history speak for itself. Joey Bell has many personal difficulties and it is unfortunate that he chooses to publicly slander reputable martial art schools that attempted to help him and gave him an opportunity to train.

This opportunity was taken away after his actions. He is solely responsible for the outcome.

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