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  1. daniel64012 is offline

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    Locke's Karate Academy: Belton, Missouri

    Locke’s Karate Academy
    Locke’s Karate Academy is a traditional martial arts school located in Belton, Missouri. The school isn’t really all that great. The instructor is almost always there but it’s really just a martial arts themed day care center, I mean kids out number adults several times over. At least once he's had the kids play kick ball while hopping around on one foot. I'm not sure what that had Martial Arts. Another thing is the instructor is Clueless, 1/3 of the class can easily be spent warming up and then the last 1/3 can be a ‘cool down.’ One of the biggest complaint that I have about the school is that for months after I quit the school I was still getting calls from bill collectors for his school even though I quit going there. This school unquestionably falls into the category of McDojo. It’s school that just everyone should avoid.






    Aliveness:
    3 - My reasoning is that the sparring is very light contact, not to mention the gloves, head gear, shin guards and chest protectors that are required (at your own expense).

    Equipment:
    1 - Other than the safety gear stated above there is weapons, nothing else. No cage, no nothing else.

    Gym Size:
    6 - It's actually a good sized building, it can get crowded sometimes but it’s in a building dedicated to the school, the building is nice, clean and well kept.

    Instructor:
    1 - The instructor is there 70%, but I’ve seen him have kids play kick ball during class, no joke.

    Atmosphere/Attitude:
    4 - Instructor is more interested in making sure we honor customs than anything else, like learning.

    Striking Instruction:
    3 - The styles taught are nearly 100% striking, but not much time is used teaching.

    Weapons:
    1 - There are a few weapons but classes are non-contact.
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    I think possibly you lack understanding. Try diving into the philosophies and traditions of the budo and possibly you will see more clearly. Your view is skewed by that lack of understanding. I wish you the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dljohns1 View Post
    I think possibly you lack understanding. Try diving into the philosophies and traditions of the budo and possibly you will see more clearly. Your view is skewed by that lack of understanding. I wish you the best.
    Bwahahahahahaaaaaa........
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    Quote Originally Posted by dljohns1 View Post
    I think possibly you lack understanding. Try diving into the philosophies and traditions of the budo and possibly you will see more clearly. Your view is skewed by that lack of understanding. I wish you the best.
    i think *you* lack understanding of how this site works, and how the reviews work. his review was acceptable under our terms, and although it could have been written better, all his criticisms are valid and his numeric grades line up with his descriptions of the classes.

    i wish you the best at reading more stickies before posting here again.
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    No I understand....very clearly by the name of the site, what this site is about. I was simply trying to help him. He's got a bone to pick, and he's been picking it for a very long time. So I thought I'd offer a little advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dljohns1 View Post
    No I understand....very clearly by the name of the site, what this site is about. I was simply trying to help him. He's got a bone to pick, and he's been picking it for a very long time. So I thought I'd offer a little advice.
    Condescension is not advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dljohns1 View Post
    No I understand....very clearly by the name of the site, what this site is about. I was simply trying to help him. He's got a bone to pick, and he's been picking it for a very long time. So I thought I'd offer a little advice.
    The only bone I have to pick is that it took a cease and desist letter to get your collection agency to go away. On other forums I have mentioned that you do good getting kids up and moving, so I'm being honest and giving you credit where credit is deserved, but getting kids up and moving is all the credit you deserved. One of (but no the) the first things you pointed out when I signed up was that you like internet reviews, you pointed out yahoo at the time. It's like a little fan club there, I thought I'd give an unbiased one here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ming Loyalist View Post
    i think *you* lack understanding of how this site works, and how the reviews work. his review was acceptable under our terms, and although it could have been written better, all his criticisms are valid and his numeric grades line up with his descriptions of the classes.
    I'm sorry it was poorly written, it's my first review on here, I'll get better with time.
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    No... condescension...intended.
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    Just so you know, Daniel, I'm not Master Locke. Again, condescension might have been felt, but was definitely not intended.
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