Top Super Street Fighter 4 players offering paid lessons

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • August 5, 2010 at 11:11 p.m. PDT
Top Super Street Fighter 4 players offering paid lessons Justin Wong, Mike Ross, Martin "Marn" Phan and Ryan "Gootecks" Gutierrez are offering paid online Super Street Fighter 4 lessons.

Prices, depending on the player, run from $40 to $50 per hour and are mostly hosted through Xbox Live. Offering paid fighting game lessons isn't new to the community, but this is the first time I've seen this high profile of a cast offering training.

Whether you plan on hitting these guys up for lessons or not, what do you think of the idea? Paying for guitar lessons or things along that nature are generally well accepted, and a number of people paid money for the chance to play Daigo Umehara during the EVO 2010 weekend. So is it any different that these guys are offering much the same thing?

If you have some thoughts on the matter, please leave a comment. Also, click the link below for more details about the paid lessons along with links to where you can sign up and a mini-FAQ.

Justin Wong, Xbox Live, $50 per hour, tournament level characters: Rufus, Abel, Balrog, Makoto.

Mike Ross, Xbox Live, $45 per hour, tournament level characters: E. Honda, Ken, Blanka

Martin "Marn" Phan, Xbox Live, $40 per hour, tournament level characters: Dudley, C. Viper, Abel

Ryan "Gootecks" Gutierrez, Xbox Live/PlayStation 3, $40 per hour, tournament level characters: Balrog, Guile, Rose

Q: What should I expect from my lesson?
A: Each player handles their lessons and communication independently which means that it is your responsibility to tell your instructor what you need help with or want to know more about. If you have videos from a recent match that you want feedback on, please mention that in your initial email.

Q: How will we communicate?
A: Using the Xbox headset is usually not as good as using Skype to communicate. If you have Skype, please mention it when you book your lesson.

Q: How does the payment work?
A: After you propose times, your instructor will send you a Paypal money request to your email address which you must pay no later than 24 hours before your lesson is scheduled. You do not need a Paypal account to pay, you can use your credit card through Paypal without an account.

Q: Who do I contact in case there is a problem?
A: Each instructor handles their clients individually, so if any issues arise such as needing to reschedule, you must email the instructor directly.

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