Thread: Budo Karate House...Bullshido?
9/25/2006 6:36am, #1
Budo Karate House...Bullshido?
I have been seeing these ads in many MA Mags. I visited the site and it was just as cryptic as the adds.
They ask in the ad that you send a $20 money order to begin the aplication process. AS far as I can tell there are no refunds for not being accepted.
The web address is
I get the feeling this is like the old ad in comic books from the 70's.
It asked you to send in 25 cents and they would mail you a book back teaching you to take on as many as 4 people at once and win. My brother tried it and he got the envelope back about 3 weeks later....stamped Return to Sender...the quarter was gone.
Of course if you read the website it sounds a lot like a cult or scam.
Last edited by HonkyTonkMan; 9/25/2006 6:52am at .
9/25/2006 7:14am, #2
This place comes up every now and then on this forum. From what I have heard they just train really hard there. I'll go by there this week and write a review. I'll see how they train in the regular dojo and see how the deshi's match up.
oh and search function n00b
9/25/2006 7:14am, #3
- Join Date
- Apr 2004
- New York
Isnt it illegal to send currency in the mail?
9/25/2006 9:17am, #4
To be honest, it looks like a fair deal for anyone who has three years they just wanna give to Kyokushin. I mean, if you want it THAT badly, there's nothing on the site that seemed misleading to me.
The two things I saw seemed pretty honest:
- There is no "quick" fix in martial arts, it takes hard training
- Please read the whole site before considering the domitory program.
9/25/2006 9:55am, #5
- Join Date
- Oct 2005
That looks like a tough time. I bet it's worth it though if you want to travel the world and fight.
9/25/2006 12:37pm, #6
OK...where's the Bullshido here?
They teach Kyokushin, which is the least BS form of karate out there.
The program is NON-PROFIT. That pretty much negates any McDojoism.
9/25/2006 1:53pm, #7
From the BKH website
The "way" of the Budo Karate House Dormitory is based on the way of dormitory life in the program that BKH founder, Nathan Ligo, attended in Japan as a personal student of Kyokushin Karate founder, Mas Oyama. In that sense, dormitory life is like in a monastery. Of course there's no religious training here (To each his own!), rather it's all about living in such a way that you can devote your life to the discipline of Budo Karate. BKH residents do not have spending money, they do not come and go from the dormitory when they please, they do not have girlfriends, and they don't order pizzas whenever they want. They do have a roof over their heads, blankets to sleep under, lots and lots of very healthy food to eat (assuming they cook it properly and exercise some discipline when shopping), books to read and study, a TV to watch when/if the day's work is done, and lots and lots of training, traveling and competing opportunities.
(A thourough read reveals that they have playstations, though, so it's not exactly devoid of creature comforts)
Last edited by Airman Kai; 9/25/2006 1:56pm at .
9/25/2006 1:56pm, #8
Originally Posted by DerAuslander108
- Join Date
- Feb 2003
9/25/2006 5:12pm, #9
- Join Date
- Mar 2006
- Long Island, New York
It seems rather dramatic to leave your family and friends for three whole years, but I can't really point out any branch of Bullshido. It seems more like something designed to turn people with no direction into representatives for the school.
Personally, I'd rather move next to a famous school and train there, because at least I could go and visit my friends and/or family whenever I felt like it. But someone without these connections might consider this a good idea.
Last edited by yodaman; 9/25/2006 5:15pm at .
9/25/2006 5:18pm, #10
The "No girlfriend" part is what stopped me :lame: