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    Input on this Dojo...

    Hi all,

    Was wondering if anyone has heard or know of these instructors or input if this is a McDojo, bullshido or however you put it here. link is http://bethesdamartialarts.com/, I am currently enrolled, for now to learn self defense and get some exercise (which I'm definitely getting exercise), and would prefer some feedback.

    Thanx

    SiDeKiCkII

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    Signs of McDojo
    1. Grappling club has no reference to any grappling art and is only open to Brown and Black belts. http://bethesdamartialarts.com/GET-A...RAPPLING-CLUB-
    2. "Black Belt candidates must break boards with hand and foot techniques at their Graduation ceremonies" Not that there is anything wrong with that, but no mention of actual sparring.

    I don't know anything about the school other than what is on the site. The instructors have competed and done well in Full Contact Karate, which sounds like a good thing. I don't know what the ruleset for FCK is though.

    Bottom line: if they don't spar, they suck.

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    sparring there in full contact for no points and stop, reset and go again, they just keep sparring as it was explained to me, as if I were in a situation were I needed to defend myself.

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    Well what dictates the end of one 'round?' Knockdown? First big hit? Submission? etc.

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    no sure, not high enough to compete yet, have to have 3 stripes on the white belt to compete...I think they let it go for a few minutes let the people spar then stop it eventually..I know thats no help sorry, but they from what I heard don't go to state tournaments and the such, it's inter-dojo sparring.
    Last edited by sidekickII; 11/10/2006 6:00pm at .

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    anyone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacWombat
    Signs of McDojo
    1. Grappling club has no reference to any grappling art and is only open to Brown and Black belts. http://bethesdamartialarts.com/GET-A...RAPPLING-CLUB-
    2. "Black Belt candidates must break boards with hand and foot techniques at their Graduation ceremonies" Not that there is anything wrong with that, but no mention of actual sparring.

    I don't know anything about the school other than what is on the site. The instructors have competed and done well in Full Contact Karate, which sounds like a good thing. I don't know what the ruleset for FCK is though.

    Bottom line: if they don't spar, they suck.
    It might do you some good to check out which org's they actually fought in to see if their actual fight records are verifiable.

    I doubt they are worth a damn, one page HERE
    says to practice to music for musical forms?!?!? Whatever.

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    If you have received your 4th stripe, you will receive your new belt at the graduation ceremony -- no matter how many mistakes you make. You will already have been tested to ensure that you are ready to move on; the ceremony is to show your family and friends how much you have accomplished!
    in otherwords, you suck, but we'll give you a new belt anyway... BULLSHIDO!!!

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    FREE PIZZA PARTIES!

    if the best they offer is pizza, you better be ready to offer your attacker the same thing.


    bullshido

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    I'm not sure what monthly fees are in that area, but it sure sounds expensive.

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