Posted On:5/01/2006 7:00pm
Style: Short Fist Boxing
Your school is definitely McDojo.
our rules are basic
- don't hit harder than you care to get hit back
- don't be late
- respect your training partners
- work hard when you are there or don't bother coming to class
" If one wants to have a friend one must also want to wage war for him: and to wage war one must be capable of being an enemy." - Fr. Nietzsche 'On The Friend' Thus Spake Zarathustra
Posted On:5/01/2006 7:34pm
Style: bjj, boxing, ex-iwama ryu
Originally Posted by Phrost
"Don't be a dick" is generally the only real rule we have.
And if you have more than that, your school is probably bullshido.
Wow, a 'don't be a dick' rule..and YOU can still train there?
Posted On:5/02/2006 10:58pm
So an update... I have not returned to the McDojo and I do not plan to. I tried a class at a different local place today and i'm really impressed - they were very familiar with the evils of the McDojo and they have great rules (stop if someone taps out, don't be an ass, etc) and overall the pricing is a much better value. Right on par with what it should be. They have two main classes (mma+bjj) and i'm going to do both - went to the bjj tonight and it was awesome.
I feel ashamed to say that I was a chunner now, I wouldn't want to be a chunner in the ring against anyone.
ARGUMENTUM AD LATINUM DICTIONAIRUM
Posted On:5/03/2006 2:58am
Style: Argumenta ad Rem
Reads like you have the best of both worlds!
Posted On:5/04/2006 1:29am
There's some rule at the hall we goto on saturdays about leaving the place the way it was when you came in. Therefore before we leave we make absolutely no attempt to clean anything.
Last lesson i learnt that you shouldn't punch the sensei's precious daughter in the face. His son however...
Oh and apparently his son and daughter arent allowed to partner up in training, i'm thinking he's seen them fight more than enough when they were at home.
More seriously it's appreciated if you inform sensei beforehand if you can't make a training session.
You can joke around and be an arse, but you really have to know when to and when not to, this is crucial.
Other than that it's fairly general rules that don't stand out in my mind at the moment.
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