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Old 05-15-2006, 10:50 AM   #26
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Re: McDojo

LOL good article, wikipedia is getting awesomely informative. I'm lovin' it !
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Old 05-16-2006, 07:34 AM   #27
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Re: McDojo

Sebastian Brukalo wrote:
I also found this link on McDojos:

That seems to conflate McDojos with the idea that if you're not in an illegal no holds barred (like actually no holds barred, none of this no-small-joint-manipulation, no-eye-gouging rubbish) fight club then you're not doing anything of value.

For instance, by their criteria, almost every aikido dojo is a McDojo, as is anywhere teaching boxing, kickboxing, judo, virtually all kung fu and karate. Teaching an art that doesn't address groundfighting does not a McDojo make...
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Old 05-16-2006, 08:41 AM   #28
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Re: McDojo


LOL good article, wikipedia is getting awesomely informative. I'm lovin' it !
Good Call.

Are these gradings recognised? If so by who? And do they mean anything to the holder?

I have seen my dojo grade students that are not ready, those students were the ones that needed confidence or a solid personal status to help them within themselves, other serious aikidoka (and I use the term lightly) were held back in grading but not in service. My outlook. But I am happy to say that my dojo has no drive thru, and still "I`m lovin it'

Before you drive or steer your vehicle, you must first start the engine, release the brake and find gear!
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Old 05-16-2006, 01:40 PM   #29
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Re: McDojo

yea that McDojo faq is not very well written. It even goes on to say that there are benefits to studying in a McDojo, the same ones most dojo's Mc or not advertise as being their primary benefit!

So what is his point? if you don't study what he believes in, you are in a McDojo.

I think if the primary goal is money and not teaching, knowledge, and growth...then it is a McDojo.

I don't think what is written here is very well written or entirely representative.
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