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Sojourner
05-29-2015, 06:40 AM
Cheers,

https://dontmakemeangrymrmcgee.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/training-aikido-at-a-mcdojo/

Hilary
05-29-2015, 08:34 AM
I have seen McDojos in other martial arts. I have never seen an Aikido dojo do such a thing. Anyone else?
Edit: not to be confused with bad Aikido, plenty of that going around.

Malicat
05-29-2015, 09:12 AM
Cheers,

https://dontmakemeangrymrmcgee.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/training-aikido-at-a-mcdojo/

To be fair, no one fails gradings, but that's because you only get put up to test if you've already passed. And what on *earth* is wrong with a camouflage hakama, I ask you!??!? ;)

Dan Rubin
05-29-2015, 02:27 PM
You only have his word that he's wearing a hakama at all.

Janet Rosen
05-29-2015, 09:34 PM
To be fair, no one fails gradings, but that's because you only get put up to test if you've already passed. And what on *earth* is wrong with a camouflage hakama, I ask you!??!? ;)

There are plenty of dojo where people fail gradings. In some dojo, testing is considered a demo of what you can do, and yeah, it is expected you have already passed. But that is not universal.

Me, I'd love a pink camo hak. :D

GMaroda
05-30-2015, 07:54 AM
I keep threatening an American flag hakama.

Don't forget the places that advertise teaching twenty different martial arts!

Sojourner
05-31-2015, 08:02 AM
:)

Susan Dalton
06-02-2015, 09:24 AM
Oh Janet, I can so see you in a pink camo hak.

lbb
06-02-2015, 09:29 AM
A McDojo, by its definition, is a franchise serving inferior fare. I haven't seen that (yet) in aikido.

Dan Rubin
06-02-2015, 12:52 PM
from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McWords:

A McWord is a word containing the prefix Mc-, derived from the first syllable of the name of the McDonald's restaurant chain. Words of this nature are either official marketing terms of the chain (such as McNugget), or are neologisms designed to evoke pejorative associations with the restaurant chain or fast food in general, often for qualities of cheapness, inauthenticity, or the rapidity and ease of manufacture. They are also used in non-consumerism contexts as a pejorative for heavily commercialized or globalized things and concepts.