Martial Arts BS, Fraud, Investigations, and Skepticism

The official forum for Bullshido. SERIOUS discussion on McDojos, questionable Martial Artists, and Martial Arts History only. Help us fight fraud in the Martial Arts by contributing well-thought-out threads and ideas on the subject.

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  1. BJJ MMA gym in birmingham alabama claims on their website

    Started by Andrew WA, 7/11/2012 12:24am 
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    21 Replies
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  2. Who the heck is Carnes??

    Started by GrandmasterCain, 5/29/2016 6:22pm 
    7 Replies
    937 Views
  3. Jim Shipley at Clermont Family Martial Arts

    Started by SteveC4001, 6/01/2016 6:58pm 
    2 Pages
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    10 Replies
    1,519 Views
  4. Nick Lowery, 8th dan in Judo?

    Started by Mtripp, 7/11/2011 6:12pm 
    23 Pages
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    229 Replies
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  7. Hanshi Soke Grandmaster Irving Soto

    Started by Permalost, 4/04/2014 12:00pm 
    2 Pages
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    11 Replies
    5,897 Views
  8. A question or two about GKR

    Started by jemimapuddleduc, 5/12/2016 7:35am 
    6 Replies
    1,404 Views
  9. Anshu Christa Jacobson - Budo Ryu

    Started by suddenimpact, 8/22/2007 3:41pm 
    26 Pages
    1 2 ... 26
    253 Replies
    164,993 Views
  10. Kaizentao in DC (systema-like bs?)

    Started by bgeezy69, 8/25/2009 8:25am 
    9 Replies
    6,636 Views
  11. Gay Bashing in the Martial Arts

    Started by The Villain, 5/23/2015 2:10pm 
    3 Pages
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    25 Replies
    5,342 Views
  12. Warriorschool and the Tucson Booj (Prather)

    Started by jllundqu, 4/20/2016 3:08pm 
    3 Replies
    876 Views
  13. Seeking advice on NY Seibukan Dojo

    Started by babo78, 9/09/2005 4:39pm 
    2 Pages
    1 2
    16 Replies
    9,670 Views
  14. Warriorschool: The cult in the Bujinkan's backyard.

    Started by Virus, 5/24/2007 4:29pm 
    6 Pages
    1 2 ... 6
    52 Replies
    28,336 Views
  15. Is Ron Collins legit?

    Started by Jay Zarella, 8/26/2005 3:49am 
    16 Pages
    1 2 ... 16
    154 Replies
    44,771 Views
  16. Fraud or for real? Richard Kirkham

    Started by Dunno, 4/12/2016 6:36am 
    9 Replies
    1,421 Views
  17. Shady martial arts club: Where is the money going?

    Started by poprocket, 4/11/2016 11:30am 
    2 Pages
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    18 Replies
    1,946 Views
  18. this strikes me as bullshido...at least I smell bull

    Started by gileanofgrey, 4/08/2016 11:30am 
    2 Pages
    1 2
    11 Replies
    2,156 Views
  19. Investigating Master S.C. Ray of the St. Louis Martial Arts Center

    Started by Airman Kai, 4/19/2007 10:47am 
    62 Pages
    1 2 ... 62
    618 Replies
    104,505 Views
  20. Should I "out" a McDojo and can I be sued for defamation in doing so?

    Started by red_cloak, 3/06/2016 3:27am 
    3 Pages
    1 2 ... 3
    24 Replies
    4,240 Views
  21. It's a Sad Day - Gracie University

    Started by TEA, 3/11/2009 11:08am 
    105 Pages
    1 2 ... 105
    1,049 Replies
    217,354 Views
  22. Kun Tao

    Started by Skinnywhiteguy, 12/14/2006 7:08pm 
    11 Pages
    1 2 ... 11
    105 Replies
    26,407 Views
  23. Where Do You Live, and What MA is Taught There...

    Started by Phrost, 7/10/2003 10:17pm 
    11 Pages
    1 2 ... 11
    103 Replies
    17,907 Views
  24. GKR Karate

    Started by Jerky, 8/28/2006 2:14am 
    3 Pages
    1 2 ... 3
    28 Replies
    4,075 Views
  25. Fear Knot Martial Arts in Pennsylvania: Beware!

    Started by jun17, 2/06/2007 12:42pm 
    6 Pages
    1 2 ... 6
    53 Replies
    7,730 Views

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