Auburn, IL : Auvenshine's School of Taekwondo - a McDojo?
Auvenshine's School of Taekwondo http://www.auvtkd.com/
I learned about it from another thread. To begin, most of the staff are either old and/or freaks. Here's some examples(note American flags in the background of every pic. ...):
Next, the students. Most the black belts look fat/out of shape and/or under 12 years old.
I am not trying to be a jerk, but how the **** can you get your BB in TKD when you don't have use of the lower part of your body? That's like giving a BJJ black belt to a quadraplegic.
Also, why be posting pics of your 7 year old students on the internet anyways? Pedophiles could easily use this to find new victims or as a source of arrousal. Now, to the TKD itself.
This is just stupid. So if a dojo doesn't teach me how to be a decent human being it sucks?
Besides kicking and punching, a good Taekwondo program focuses on many other aspects as well. Our program includes: discipline, character building, self-control, respect, self-esteem, attention span, self-confidence, weight control and fitness
If a 4 year old and a 75 yr old in a wheelchair can do the same workout as a physically fit 23 year old, then what is the point? I'm sorry but I can learn moral values and very mildy improve my fitness in other, cheaper, and better ways.
Presently, our students range in age from 4 years old to 75 years old
I think this is honorable, and it is a good service to people who often are not included in society. However, if a person cannot perform the necessary tasks to attain some sort of credential (in this case a belt, a black one in particular), then isn't it meaningless? I could get a medical degree plaque from a novelty store and watch ER, it doesn't mean I am a real brain surgeon.
We also teach those with severe disabilities and there is no charge for their lessons.