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  1. TEA is offline
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    Get a Blackbelt in Your Own Home

    This was being advertised on Facebook and reminded me of the ads in the back of comic books when I was a kid.

    http://www.blackbeltathome.com/

    Too lazy to go train at a real dojo? No worries, our study at home curriculum allows even the laziest couch potatoes to earn a black belt in the deadly Oriental art of Karate!
    Mushi mo atsui hodo
    Mushiatsui

    Originally Posted by chuey
    ...Well **** if that isn't the most anti-Mr. Miyagi **** I have heard in ages.

    Two wrongs don't make a right, but
    Three rights make a left.
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    �This program is even simpler than I expected. All you have to do is pick your theme�like Aikido�watch and learn from the complete video curriculum, hand out student curriculum, then look at your class plan.. teach to your students according to the plan. My students absolutely LOVE learning a new martial arts style every three months they are so excited for class every time now�thank you Hodgyma.�
    seems legit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Permalost View Post
    seems legit.
    'Course it is. They ship worldwide.
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    'A new martial arts style every three months...'

    And to think I've been toiling away on the same ones for two decades now. What a fool I am.
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    You guys really need to read conjoining articles! All your worries are whisked away with this handy dandy page of 10 Myths about home study.

    http://www.blackbeltathome.com/10-ri...udy-courses-2/

    Some amazing highlights such as:

    You’ve got to have a partner in order to train correctly.

    [snip] Let me X this one out as well. Although having a partner is beneficial (both physically and for the motivational support) it is not a complete necessity. How do some people manage to learn a new language on their own? [...snip]

    (cause you know; learning a language by yourself is so useful when you want to talk to yourself in another language)


    Home Study Students are Not as Skilled/Proficient as Locally Trained Students

    [snip] All students are different. I have my all-star students (which I call ‘A’ students) anywhere I teach. I have ‘A’ students in my local classes as well as in my home study course. Just like I also have ‘B’ and ‘C’ students: locally and online. Some students are just more dedicated, motivated, and willing to do whatever it takes to be the best. There are deep-seated, personal attributes, which will rise to the surface in any type of training arena. So, this is simply up to YOU – it is your choice how proficient you will

    (that's right; the sentence really does end with 'will' there's no cut off there. Oh and because I think I can fly; I've decided to take aviator lessons before jumping off a building)


    There's so much more - but you really have to read it to get the most convincing argument I've ever read to never; ever take another look at a home system.

    There's even an argument about how at $99 it's 'affordable'.
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignoscant View Post
    (cause you know; learning a language by yourself is so useful when you want to talk to yourself in another language)
    Actually you can learn a new language by yourself. This is because you ideally already know at least one language.

    Plus language courses are specifically using a known language to explain a new language. The way these home material arts courses are build is like you get text of a foreign language and sometimes some pictures and you have to make sense out of it. Extremely difficult.

    So yes you can learn from videos but it is extremely inefficient for material arts. The comparison of languages with material arts fails at the active vs passive point. Passive understanding of a language is useful by itself and helps the active part while in material arts the emphasis should be naturally on the active part. (Whatever passive MA skills are?)
    So if you don’t want to be a sport commentator or something you need to actually take a partner and spar. (That is what you need to do in language learning at the latest when you try to achieve fluency)

    The comparison of language and material arts is interesting though, as we expect a language teacher even if he only teaches beginners to be extremely proficient in his language. We wouldn’t even consider learning from someone who is not native or hasn’t at least spent several yeas studying the language. Now take the average material arts instructor.

    Ah and yes the site does not look very legit. Waste of money probably. If you already go down the road you could just search youtube and torrent for free stuff as well.
    Last edited by killface; 7/15/2013 6:22pm at .
  7. Holy Moment is online now
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    This reminds me, I should probably finish my Secrets of the Octagon review. It's not an instructional, it's a porno featuring Paul Rudd.

    Edit: I had Ketsugo. Lost it in a couch at a Rutgers Busch Campus dorm while working as a Summer housekeeper. I read it to kill time in between rubbing the tip of my penis on the underside of all the faucets. It was a functionally useless pamphlet filled with pencil illustrations showing you how to stop a knife attack with a simultaneous chop and sidekick, among other things. There was a Judo section, though, so get it if you like drawings of throws.
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    Posted On:
    7/15/2013 8:55pm


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    Ketsugo has a money-back guarantee - a real comfort if the worst should ever happen...

    And the perception that "Belts are just 'Handed To You' and this is an 'Online Belt Factory'," according to Hodge, makes him "sick."

    As he says: "I will tell you with full confidence, that I push my home study students HARDER, expect MORE from them, and hold them to HIGHER standards. Why? Well, I obviously don’t get to train with them day to day like with my local students, so I expect them to bust their behind every day on their own. If they are not doing so, it shows on their rank exam, in which I may have to fail them (albeit with constructive criticism). This is real training for those who really want to earn rank. Don’t join our program if you are looking for a handout."

    Same claim as GJJ Online.
    Last edited by capt. moroni; 7/15/2013 9:02pm at .
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