5/29/2005 11:56am, #51
- Join Date
- Feb 2005
- Queens, NY
- BJJ white belt
I pay 185 per month. I can train 7 days a week twice a day if I want to and 2 different locations. There are 4 Renzo Gracie black belts at my academy.
They put out good fighters as well as compete themselves in the UFC/KOTC/ROC. I would gladly pay more for this quality of instruction.
5/29/2005 1:17pm, #52
Holy **** that's a lot. I couldn't afford that much. :(
5/29/2005 1:48pm, #53
Originally Posted by Student
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- Apr 2004
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5/29/2005 2:01pm, #54Originally Posted by I aint punchy!?
1) Did you participate in class?
2) Did you talk with the instructor?
3) Did you find out if it was a beginner class?
4) Have you ever been to a Mcdojo?
Many Mcdojo's have multiple instructors (just like the school that started this topic).
I think it is funny you went to a school to look at BJJ and passed judgment on the whole school.
5/29/2005 2:34pm, #55
Guy Who Pays the Bills and Gets the Death Threats
- Join Date
- Jun 1998
- Cow Town
- MMA (Retired)
We established a long time ago that it's not the price, but the price to quality of instruction ratio, that is one of the marks of a McDojo.
We've also established that "fat" doesn't always correlate with conditioning.
The primary criteria for being a McDojo is that you teach Bullshido, or garbage martial arts.
It's just that so many of those who teach crappy fighting skills happen to be out of shape, and unable to pull off anything remotely athletic, which undermines their credibility. Obviously not everyone's going to be Helio Gracie. But if you're in your 20's-30's and are teaching someone how to defend themselves, there is a certain expectation of the levels of fitness which you should be at.
5/29/2005 2:56pm, #56Originally Posted by wingchunnewbieAnd that's when I figured out that tears couldn't make somebody who was dead alive again. There's another thing to learn about tears, they can't make somebody who doesn't love you any more love you again. It's the same with prayers. I wonder how much of their lives people waste crying and praying to God. If you ask me, the devil makes more sense than God does. I can at least see why people would want him around. It's good to have somebody to blame for the bad stuff they do. Maybe God's there because people get scared of all the bad stuff they do. They figure that God and the Devil are always playing this game of tug-of-war game with them. And they never know which side they're gonna wind up on. I guess that tug-of-war idea explains how sometimes, even when people try to do something good, it still turns out bad.
5/29/2005 3:06pm, #57
- Join Date
- May 2005
- TKD Green Stripe/karate
It doe's not work to good on the street. When you get 2 or more people against you. You be better off running.
5/29/2005 3:49pm, #58
Hey bro... you **** rocks?Tough is not how you act, tough is how you train.
5/29/2005 4:08pm, #59
ehm,makes me kind of wonder..Is it a bad thing to train under a blue bellt?
(its not so strange if you think that BJJ only has 3 blackbelts in the netherlands and their schools are CaduBJJ,gracie Bara and Rickson gracie JJ)
but still makes me wonder,is a blue bellt to low to teach?
(I think the school is to expensive,but thats also because america is just really expansive if it comes to MA,i pay 23 dollars a month for 3 lessons a week,30 dollars is kind of max,orelse you are labelt expansive,you cant make a living from teaching MA here)
Like Bas Rutten said: here(in America) you can charge people 200 dollars for training Bas rutten style(or seminars even?)in the netherlands you can charge 35+- dollars or else people wont come...
5/29/2005 4:32pm, #60Originally Posted by ChupacabraKungfoolss, Scourge of the theory-based stylists, Most Feared man at Bullshido.com, and the Preeminent Force in the martial arts political arena