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  1. Mr. Mantis is offline
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    One Ambulance, Eleven Cops...

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    Martial arts: Ask an Expert

    http://www.maaskanexpert.com/

    Anyone familiar with this website? Or the persons they mention?

    Question is, are they actually giving out sound expert advice?
    “We are surrounded by warships and don’t have time to talk. Please pray for us.” — One Somali Pirate.
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    they need to stop giving out advice and form a search party to find the first image in those rollover menus.
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    Yes Koto got his name changed, quit asking...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chupacabra
    they need to stop giving out advice and form a search party to find the first image in those rollover menus.
    Nice new avatar bro :thumbsup:
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    ...is THE PENETRATOR

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    I think they mean dojo management, not how to fight.

    See?

    Developing and Documenting Your Curriculum

    A variant of an old maxim can be applied to having a formal written curriculum for your martial arts school: “Tell your students what material they need to learn; teach your students the material; test your students on the required material.”
    This practice will be familiar to them since it is what they have encountered in their academic schooling. They are given a syllabus that outlines the material in the course; class time is used to provide explanations pertaining to the material; and exams are given to assure the material is being learned and retained. A written curriculum also provides your students with an effective tool to set concrete training and rank-testing goals, gauge their martial arts progress and manage their time.
    One way to develop a formal curriculum is to, first, list the techniques and concepts for your discipline. Start with the basics and expand your list as your time permits, acknowledging that curriculum development is a continuous process of additions, deletions and refinements. Then, work through the list and organize the elements into categories (for example, blocks, kicks, kata, and terminology or important facts). Next, within each category, sort the elements by, say, level of difficulty or chronologically, in terms of one technique building on another. Then assign each to the most appropriate belt rank. At Team Karate Centers, we have also compiled photographs to accompany many of the elements.
    Once your curriculum is outlined on paper, it’s time to create a computer-based relational database to effectively store, organize and retrieve the data. Given the data compiled (the example here being detailed elements and photographs), our relational database is comprised of three tables: 1) a table comprised of a record for each element; (2) a table of photographs; and (3) a table that links the elements to their corresponding photo(s) via a common field.
    When you link two tables, you link from one table to another table. The from table is referred to as the “primary table,” while the to table is referred to as the “lookup table” (where records are looked up by the primary table).
    When you link records from one table to another table, the records will fall under one of two relationship types: one-to-one or one-to-many.
    In a one-to-one relationship between records in two linked tables, for every record in the primary table there’s only one matching record in the lookup table (based on the linked field(s)). In a one-to-many relationship between records in two linked tables, for every record in the primary table, there may be one or more than one matching record in the lookup table (based on the linked field(s)).
    For our example, the primary table is the table of elements and the lookup table is the table of photographs. The tables are linked together in a one-to-many relationship because there are some elements that take more than one photo to illustrate.
    Once your database has been created, you can readily extract the data as needed in report form, for example, to provide your students with the curriculum in hard copy, provide your instructors a formal lesson plan, and generate exam sheets to use for belt-rank testing.
    The ultimate goal for your curriculum should be to make it accessible to your students on-line via your webpage. In this way, your students and instructors have immediate access to any changes and you don’t have to worry about the distribution of materials.
    The effectiveness of having your curriculum on-line lies in your ability to assure that the culture of your school includes your students’ and staffs’ self-reliance on technology, in terms of them regularly accessing your site to see “what’s new.” As such, it’s also important that you regularly update your website and continuously educate and encourage your students and staff to use this resource.
    Curriculum development and documentation is also key to effective instructor training. Moreover, if your instruction training is based on a written curriculum, you are more likely to be able to deliver a uniform product to your students. This not only improves student satisfaction and retention, but also enhances staff development, satisfaction and retention -- the topic of my column next month.

    Fariborz Azhakh is the owner and head instructor of Team Karate Centers, Inc. in Woodland Hills, California, and produces www.martialinfo.com , one of the world’s largest and most prestigious martial arts websites. He can be reached at fariborz@teamkaratecenters.com .
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    So is it really "How to run a McDojo?"

    Anyone ever read this MA Sucess magazine? http://www.maaskanexpert.com/magazine/default.asp
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    I submitted a test querry to see how McDojo they are:
    Hi,

    I am weighing up the pros and cons of using regular belt tests to define student progression within my new syllabus. It’s good because I have a clean sheet of paper so to speak, so I don’t have to employ grades at all. But it seems an industry standard to have coloured belts up to a “black belt” grade.

    What are the business advantages of using coloured belts and how many should I use?

    Thanks in advance,
    48hrs to wait...
    You are a total Douchbag. Train more, post nevermore.
    FickleFingerOfFate -08-21-2007 08:59 AM

    just die already.
    Plasma - 08-20-2007 11:45 PM


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    OOOOOOOOOOAAARRGGHH RLY?

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    I wonder who's running the website?

    PL

    EDIT: Oh, I just found the Contributors page. :P

    They don't look very "martial artsy".
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    OOOOOOOOOOAAARRGGHH RLY?

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    Not one of those guys does anything beyond flashy MA (TKD, TSD, Shaolin) and one guy has a BB in Krav Maga??? Also, Scott Shaw looks like Brad Pitt.

    PL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poop-Loops
    Not one of those guys does anything beyond flashy MA (TKD, TSD, Shaolin) and one guy has a BB in Krav Maga??? Also, Scott Shaw looks like Brad Pitt.

    PL

    True -- and irrelevant. The site is dedicated to running a successful, commercial martial arts school -- definitely *not* an easy thing to do in a completely unregulated market.

    Yes, much of the site and its contributors look like a bunch of McDojo cheeseballs. But that doesn't mean their business advice is completely unsound, nor does it mean a good, quality martial arts instructor teaching a good, quality martial art couldn't use some of their advice constructively.

    I've seen plenty of highly skilled martial arts teachers that have abso-fucking-lutely no idea how to run a business, which is a shame because it ultimately prevented an otherwise excellent instructor from teaching quality martial arts. Meanwhile, McDojo crap like Chung Moo Do is still out their peddling its garbage to the masses....

    -daGorilla
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    I skimmed Wounded Ronin's excerpt.

    This is how teachers convey information. Pretty standard stuff. I don't see anything wrong with applying the method to martial arts. In fact, compared to MOST teachers training method of just throwing random **** out there and letting the student sort it all out this is actually a pretty good method.

    If the rest of the site follows a logical progression of ideas I again see nothing wrong. But I am too lazy to look at the rest of the site. I have many threads to cover and not much time before lunch!

    EDIT:

    I just went back and read all 5 articles. Seems like good **** to me. In fact I would endorse it. One strong point of many TMA's is the regimented and organized programs. It is very clear that these are MA professionals who seem to care about thier students, thier art, and thier schools. I may go back and re-read some of that ****.

    I especially like that first aid part. When I make up Yrkoon-Fu I am going to require all black belts to be CPR and first aid certified. Sounds like the guy writing this article had safety as a primary concern at his school. Wish it was like that at my school.
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