I see your point.
Originally Posted by Teh El Macho
for the most part that is true, but not every tma has 'sold out'. but, the percentage is probably running like ninety percent. and by tma, i mean 'pre judo' arts. judo and the like are the epitome of mma (modernized martial arts).
The problem is with the public. What they want is to think they're hardcore, not to be hardcore. This demand creates a vacuum which the market naturally fills. There are at least three dozen MA schools within two miles of my home. Krav Maga, Oom Young Do, Five Karate Schools, Four TKD schools, etc. Every last one of them Mcdojos. Every last one of them completely worthless glorified babysitting services or hidden dens for weirdos.
Yay wierdo's. But SFGOON has the key vital point. "Too deadly to spar" sounds alot better than "your mommy will pull you out of my school if you get a bloody nose."
Originally Posted by SFGOON
Or worse yet, t3h ug1y BL$CK 3Y3!
My wife continually asks me to quit MA because I come home looking like a zombie corpse from CSI, covered in bruises and mud.
I find the entire tone of the article - that a bunch of shaven headed "elevated masters" get together for dim sung and deciding the fate of martial arts - so corny and irritating that I can't really make myself care about any point the author may be making.
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