As long as the stuff the Gracies teach is good and works and they retain a high standard of instruction, who cares.
McDojoisim is only truly bad when the stuff they teach is shite hidden under mounds of crap like Feng Sheng as it seems to be.
Who was that? Please name some Names.
Originally Posted by PointyShinyBurn
you've been talking to Pinky again?
Speaking of which, Judo was not an Olympic sport at the time that Maeda taught the Gracies. If you're looking for the 'bastardiser', how about the guys that made it one against the explicit wishes of its founder.
Who was the Bastardiser that made Boxing a Sport / Olympic event.
the answer is $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Thank You! My work is almost done on this thread.
Originally Posted by jnp
ASKARI is a LIAR!
1) You told me that you never trained at Carvers!(you're Lying)
2)I am not affiliated with any school, not Gracies, not Therien, not Douvris, not FSD, not anyone.( You're Lying to get people to believe I have a hidden agenda)
3)You called me your "Brother" when you thought you had me convinced of joining your club.
I did ask you!(can anyone else help me here?) Isn't ASKARI the arab word for WARRIOR?
You are Lyin when calling me a racist? because you're trying to get people to believe you are not marketing for the Gracies.
P.S. I expect an apology for that remark( I take serious offence)
I have more questions!
Then Competition is not a requirement at Renzos school in NYC?
At Renzo's you dont need to win a tournie to get a belt. He "comes to play" a lot.
What are the requirements in a school that is far from NYC( let's say Ottawa, Canada) does the Instructor at the school do the testing?
Does Renzo come up for testing days?Can a Purple belt do testing and up to what level?
Do you have certain locks, arm bars, chokes, positions to get into? do you have to "fight several people one after the other?
I would like to get more info from jitsuman, he is the only one that has tried to answer some of my question without attacking me because of my beliefs.
Kuddos to you Jitsuman.
Manners are not rampant on this forum!
Last time I checked, Parenting didn't come with a Manual.
Originally Posted by It is Fake??
Not true about parents teaching Manners, some Parents have not been taught manners themselves, how can SOME Parents teach something they know nothing about?
Let me give you an example of bad manners
ie;"Oh wait you are Canadian we must do things different up in them there parts"
You must be working for FSD on a campaign to mention the name as many times as possible? How much are you getting paid?
FSD has training videos. FSD has a book. Let me guess your propoganda is good (alleged poo sniffing and all).
"Red Herring", The topic on this thread is"Gracies partially Mcdojo"
Originally Posted by Askari
Why do we keep mentioning FSD? I am not apart of any group! I have even stopped training at my Boxing gym!
Is this your Conspiracy theory"Red Hearing" to cover up the fact that the Gracies do in fact have the makings of a Mcdojo
Gerry's personal attacks on those who have been punking on his martial art (Fang Shen Do) and desire to divert attention from the main point, are direct evidence of how Bullshido is having a direct effect on this martial cult.
Gracies are the beginning of a Mcdojo!
The Gracies are world wide.
Gerry, thank you for expressing your opinions in a well thought out
and I-really-want-to-smash-her-front-teeth-in respectful manner
I didn't know Kid Spatula was a girl!
You really got me thinking about the Supper Size Me/McDonald's connection, and "the only bad press is no press" angle. All you have to do now is delve deeper
. It has become clear to me (through your insights) that Bullshido must in fact be in the pocket of, not the Gracies, but Fang Shen Do, and has conjured up all these negative things about it merely to promote this chain of schools. Beware.
Another tip: . As you can see, the pricks here will use any little thing to make it seem like your words and your actions don't match up.
I did notice that!
P.S. whether or not the Gracies are involved in this site or not, you gotta admit they have the Beginnings of a Mcdojo.If nor "partially Mcdojo"
No. competition at tournies is not a requirment. Competition among your peers however, is. (this is how the Gracies stay away from the black belt factory BS found in other martial arts)
Originally Posted by Gerry Mansfield
To gain rank, and move to the next belt, you must be able to tap everyone at your current rank. To make blue belt, you have to be able to tap all the whites, and some of the blues. There by proving you deserve to be a blue belt.
This is the only way you acheive rank. It does not matter how many moves you know at all. It's how many moves you can use effectively to tap people that counts.
As far as Renzo coming up and testing students of schools under his banner? Very rarely. I train currently with Renzo's first American black belt and Renzo does not come to do promotions. There is no need to. Renzo is the man and instils his values in all of his blackbelts.
Not all Gracies are the same though, and I fully admit that some of them (mainly Rorion and his ilk) run the family business like a McDojo.
Renzo does not, and is known as "the cool Gracie" by anyone who's met him. The guy is a saint and in my mind far above the suspicion you are directing towards him.
I guess so!
Thanks for the insight, I didn't realise that it was that long?
Originally Posted by King Tut
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