Bullshido at Eastern Michigan?
Back several years ago I took TKD for my Phys Ed credit at EMU. I liked it and took the class for several other semesters until other school related responsibites took over. Now as I look back, and reading some of the info on this site I now suspect this class was mired in Grade A Bullshido.
The class was not afiiliated with the WTF or the ITF, but the UTB the Universal TKD Brotherhood, an organization that was created by the class Grand Master. Now looking back this reeks of being a insular circle jerk to avoid scrutiny or the higher standards of another organization. Face it the class was basically a blowoff so students could get 3 basic studies credit hours out of the way.
Now I learned, that this class is no longer recognized as a credit earning class for basic studies. RED FLAG right there. But classes are still held at the University....OKAY.
If you look at his GM's credentials at the Website
http://www.utbtaekwondo.us and check out his credentials, You get International Karate Hall of Fame status, which I cannot cross check by finding any online list. A US Presidental Award, given by Preisident Groege Bush sr. in 1980. RONALD REAGAN was president in 1980 not Bush 41, I hope this is just a typo error. The award could have been given by then VP G HW Bush as sometime the VP is sent to partake in these
ceremonial events, and others the Prez does not or is unable to be bothered with.
Some do check out like his status at the WMA Hall of Fame. But has bullshido some stuff smells but not nearly as bad as Go Kan Ryu or Patenaude and the RSD.
Is it me or is TKD one of the most Bullshido infested Martial Art except Ninjitsu?
A McDojo I do remember....Keith Hafner's Karate. This guy is still in Ann Arbor and a few years ago he had these local commericals that were on cable. As all cable providers have airspace for local business. Where we had parents applauding KH and his school for instilling values and confidence in their kids and the ad ended with the kids cheering "Keith Hafner's Karate is #1!" The impression I got from this commerical is, Soccer Mom's let Keith Hafner be glorfied daycare for your latchkey kid!
I have been considering getting back into some sort of MA as a form on exercise and self defense training, once I get full time employment. I am bewildered on the level of McDojo's and Bullshido of all the schools that are out there.