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  1. It is Fake is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolverine65

    I mentioned in a previous posting that I am a new father on paternity leave- looking at this site for entertainment. I will return to my firm in the new year, and won't have time for this.
    So, you get time off from your company to see if the baby is yours.

    Now that is some funny ****.

    Damn, it must suck waiting to find out if you are a father or, if your signifigant other had an affair.

    No wonder you are so angry.


    Now, when my kids were born, I took FMLA to spend time with my wife and newborns.

    Unlike you I knew they were mine.


    Sorry Osiris. I'll now go to trollshido!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skepti-Claus
    That's idealism talking, and not realism. The faster BJJ spreads, and it's spreading fast as it is with legitimate black belt instructors, the less control there will be. This program, if successful, will exponentially speed up the spread of BJJ, making any kind of skill verification a moot point. It will be too late to go back and unfuck the situation once the floodgates are opened.

    Hence the urgency of this issue. And while it would be fun to go around in the Gong Sau Wagon to schools that taught this program, they're more likely to pull the same bullshit that most McDojos would when their instructors were challenged; hide behind criminal law and refuse to fight, citing one of several million excuses.

    Think about it. If you could go back to the moment Taekwondo and Karate became commercial arts at the expense of their practical aspects, would you make an effort to prevent it from happening, or would you sit back on your ass and say that it was up to the senior people in Taekwondo and Karate to take care of it?

    It's all about your character and moral compass. I, for one, don't want to see the Martial Arts become any more of a joke to the general public than they already are. And I especially do not want to see it happen because one of the most effective, legitimate, and un-tainted Martial Arts started taking giant steps down that path.
    I agree with some of your views. I have contacted one of these "schools" and I am set to train with them later today. I am a blue belt in BJJ. I saw one of the instructors rolling the other day. I'll let you guys know how it goes. I am doing my part to stop this Mcdojo ****.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Urso
    I agree with some of your views. I have contacted one of these "schools" and I am set to train with them later today. I am a blue belt in BJJ. I saw one of the instructors rolling the other day. I'll let you guys know how it goes. I am doing my part to stop this Mcdojo ****.
    Heheh... keep us updated....
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    12/21/2005 4:17am


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    Ok. First I have to say that the first day I met the "instructor" I was not impressed. I told him I was a 2nd or 3rd degree blue belt (which is total BS, I just got my blue in Oct.) So, he asks me to join in on his Saturday class. I said OK. Now here is where it get a little tricky. I just had a vasectomy and I was feeling a little concerned about rolling so soon. But, what the hell.

    So, I arrived at the school with my son. (the class is for children and adults?--whatever) My son is 4yrs old. We show up and these guys are kind of warming up. I couldn't believe it. The were doing a little of this and a little of that. So, I took it upon myself to insure my son and I warmed up properly. Needless to say, they joined in.

    The instructor introduced me and said that I will be "helping out" when ever I can visit. (what the hell?) He didn't know me, he had no idea of my skills--other than what I said. So, it comes time for him to show his students some moves. He started out by showing a modified hip throw. --whatever.

    Finally, we get to roll. Now, remember I told the guy I was an established blue belt. I rolled with one of his blue belt candidates. He was quick and strong, but no technique. I rolled with the "dark blue belt" instructor. I was not impressed. He felt week and tired. He was also out of shape-- blue belt I don't think so. So, we rolled for about 5 min. I pulled guard and sweeped him with ease. My son was having fun rolling with the other kids. So, I decided OK-- now I know I will not be in any kind of danger with this guy, let's see what he's got. I gave him side and easily pulled full guard again. I gave him full mount. Got out quickly. I even gave him my back to see what kind of skills he had. NOTHING. I finally said OK time to school this guy. I was able to slap an americana on him as he yelled, OK time is up. Whatever.

    After class all his students asked when I would be back so they can roll with me. He approached me and said to come back anytime--no charge. I thought, ****, if I can get some free rolling time and let my son take out some kids, cool. My son will be 5 in march and I will let him start competing next year. So, is there anything wrong with this. Some how It just doesn't feel right to me.

    What say you guys?
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    Posted On:
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    And how would going back help you?
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    Posted On:
    12/22/2005 2:45am


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zombie Claus
    And how would going back help you?
    It would help me train my son. I thought it could be a great way for him to practice with dad close by. Usually the kids classes are just with his age group. He is very focused. He started martial arts at age 2. He started with Capoeira and is still doing it. (he also takes Tae Kwon Do twice a week and BJJ once a week) --Maybe it's to much. But he enjoys going and I think that is important.

    Now, would it help me--No. I would do it for my son. The school where I train is 40 miles away from home. I commute to work everyday. The day I take him to BJJ is on Saturdays--I don't look forward to the 40mile commute. So, if I take him to this place once or twice a month, he could really apply what he is learning to a bunch of yoyo's. Then once he becomes comfortable, he'll be able to land a submission in one of his "real" classes.

    Am I crossing over to the dark side??? Please somebody set me straight. Is this so wrong?
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    Posted On:
    12/22/2005 8:27am

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    Make vids of him working them. Wish it were a better deal for you, though.
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    Interesting.
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    12/22/2005 10:15am


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    Quote Originally Posted by Urso
    It would help me train my son. I thought it could be a great way for him to practice with dad close by. Usually the kids classes are just with his age group. He is very focused. He started martial arts at age 2. He started with Capoeira and is still doing it. (he also takes Tae Kwon Do twice a week and BJJ once a week) --Maybe it's to much. But he enjoys going and I think that is important.

    Now, would it help me--No. I would do it for my son. The school where I train is 40 miles away from home. I commute to work everyday. The day I take him to BJJ is on Saturdays--I don't look forward to the 40mile commute. So, if I take him to this place once or twice a month, he could really apply what he is learning to a bunch of yoyo's. Then once he becomes comfortable, he'll be able to land a submission in one of his "real" classes.

    Am I crossing over to the dark side??? Please somebody set me straight. Is this so wrong?
    Well, if you feel like being the de-facto instructor in exchange for rolling time....

    That's quite interesting though....
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    Posted On:
    12/22/2005 10:43am

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    On a related note, Phrost: I saw this offer on Crawford's desk on Tuesday. HAd the leter and appliation and everything. There might be a potential sting operation here...
    And lo, Kano looked down upon the field and saw the multitudes. Amongst them were the disciples of Uesheba who were greatly vexed at his sayings. And Kano spake: "Do not be concerned with the mote in thy neighbor's eye, when verily thou hast a massive stick in thine ass".

    --Scrolls of Bujutsu: Chapter 5 vs 10-14.
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