Small terminology question
If this is addressed elsewhere, sorry:
I'm thinking of something, and I'm not sure how posters here would describe it- basically the difference between 'your art is technically unsound' Bullshido and 'you are a raging lunatic who thinks the Faeries whispered the kata in your ear' Bullshido?
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Make sure you understand bullshido correctly!
Originally Posted by Smoot
More often than not, people aren't teaching bullshido, they just suck! The entirety of Wing Chun isn't bullshido, simply because it does not for the most part work effectively. But when a teacher claims direct teaching from God in heaven who revealed himself in the bottom of a beer bottle, that's real bullshido.
Bullshido is claiming effectiveness in self-defense when you know full well that someone is better off without your training system.
Bullshido isn't running a McDojo.
Running a McDojo is being a businessman. And probably a complete asshat to work with.
Ah, I think I get it. I've met instructors who (on later reflection) seemed to be describing unlikely things, but would insist "it's not magic, it's physics", or 'this is a sport-move, not a "go"-move". So I'm glad there's levels of disgrace, at least.