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  1. HonkyTonkMan is offline
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    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

    http://www.budokaratehouse.com

    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 .
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     Style: switched to Kyokushin

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    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
  3. Te(V)plar is offline

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    Posted On:
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     Style: BJJ/MMA

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    Isnt it illegal to send currency in the mail?
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    Posted On:
    9/25/2006 9:17am


     Style: Out-Of-Shape MMA

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    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.



  5. FictionPimp is offline

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    9/25/2006 9:55am


     Style: BJJ/Judo/Boxing

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    That looks like a tough time. I bet it's worth it though if you want to travel the world and fight.
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    Posted On:
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     Style: BJJ/C-JKD/KAAALIII!!!!!!!

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    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.
  7. Airman Kai is offline
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    9/25/2006 1:53pm


     Style: Out-Of-Shape MMA

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    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.
    Now, this would be too much for me, but I wouldn't consider this cultish by any means. As far as I know, this kind of thing is no different than any other live-in martial arts program (as in, their whole life is about training).

    (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 .



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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerAuslander108
    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.
    Actually it doesn’t; Non-Profit just means the business does not make a profit, the people who work for the business can be raking it in. They get a tax break and some other benefits, but who knows what their established salary is, in a non-profit business you still pay your employees, and depending on how big it is they can make very good money.
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    9/25/2006 5:12pm


     Style: Kickboxing, Boxing, BJJ

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    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 .
  10. Airman Kai is offline
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    9/25/2006 5:18pm


     Style: Out-Of-Shape MMA

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    The "No girlfriend" part is what stopped me :lame:



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