A Devil of an Idea
Originally Posted by Devil
This is not completely on-topic for this thread so I'm making a new thread, but I feel compelled to express the great agreement I feel for the above post and make a suggestion for an initial subject of interest.
Z-Ultimate Self-Defense Studios
I guarantee that it is a McDojo of the purest sort, that its influence is widespread, and that its schools are packed to the gills with young children.
(Most of the advertising is done face-to-face, on the street, by way of dispensing brochures and collecting phone numbers for use in occasional solicitation. Most parents I've spoken to, however, want to look for more information online before actually making a commitment.)
Last edited by Eudemic; 5/12/2013 3:13pm at .
Number 1 tip on how to spot McDojo
There are payment marks all over the site
Well hey, this is where I trained Kempo. It's a McDojo (chain establishment, insane prices, omgwtfbbq!?!?! belt test fees) and most of them are Bullshidos too.
They work by a contract system of 1 month, 6 month, 1 year, and 2 year programs, with descending [unit] prices on each one. They also have a recurring subscription system as well.
I was lucky enough to go to one where they vouched for sparring heavily and regularly went full contact. It was to the point where forms and material were unnecessary for the belt test. If you could beat up your sparring partners, you would advance in rank, regardless of how poorly you did in forms, combinations, etc. (Unless, in a blue moon, a master overseeing the test says no.)
Like my old Shaolin, they were far too expensive for me to justify continuing training there. It just wasn't worth it.
And none of that includes the money they want for uniforms and gear. . .
That's true, though I was allowed to use my own gloves and mouthpiece.
Originally Posted by Eudemic