With all the negative about TKD/Karate schools that have become so commercial..I think it would be cool to take this time..lol to recognize a GOOD school...mine...lol
I thought long & hard about this when McDojo site was opened...Was my place one?? I couldn't bear the thought...so I really examined it..
My school broke away from all TKD associations because the owner couldn't stand how commercial & corrupt they had become..
We do not pass a child or adult unless he/she meets the belt req. The testing is more demanding for an adult.
We have an MMA instructor that teaches everything from BJJ/Aikido/Kali/Judo & more (Joe McCray/ Progressive Martial Arts)
Fees are VERY low & when a person can't afford to pay, they don't
The only thing McDojo about my school is that we do have one form per belt, but I don't beleve that's a bad thing for kids..teaches them stances, kicks & hand tech..
We focus on real life skills for kids "what to do if someone grabs you, drives up next to you in a car, grabs your arm" etc
For the adults: grappling, real contact sparring, wrist locks, weapons, takedowns...etc
We're a small school & I'm pretty proud to be an instructor there..for those of you who might know of a similar school that has broken away from the traditional & has added new & useful, great, then you know what I'm talking about..
for those of you who are going to slam what I just posted & come back with stupid **** about how can I look at myself in the mirror...lol
(pardon my language)
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