218275 Bullies, 7554 online  
  • Register
Our Sponsors:

Results 1 to 10 of 17
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Sponsored Links Spacer Image
  1. PHILBERT is offline

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Dallas/Fort Worth
    Posts
    764

    Points
    9,325
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Posted On:
    12/19/2003 4:17pm


     Style: JKD, Wing Chun

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    Check this school out, Tong Il Lo

    http://www.tongillo.com/

    Check them out, a school near me. I just find it kind of funny, the master is named Grandmaster McDonald.
  2. joen00b

    Guest

    Posted On:
    12/19/2003 4:32pm


     

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    It doesn't look ALL that bad. At least the lowest of his black Belt instructors (1st degree) has been studying for at leat 5.5 years, but the one thing that kind of sends a signal off is this:

    William McDonald (Grandmaster & Founder)
    With over 30 years of martial arts experience, Grandmaster McDonald (4x Martial Art Hall of Fame Inductee) has lead thousands of people, throughout his martial career, to a better lifestyle through the teaching of his philosophy and his methodology of the martial arts.
    How do you get inducted 4 different times? Was it once for each art he has taken?

    At least the Second Degree black belts have been training with him for 8+ years. Most McDojo's would have had these people at 6th Degree or teaching in their owns schools as 'grandmasters'.
  3. PHILBERT is offline

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Dallas/Fort Worth
    Posts
    764

    Points
    9,325
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Posted On:
    12/19/2003 4:35pm


     Style: JKD, Wing Chun

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Yeah, there is no one on there above 2nd degree either, gotta give credit for that. I am not so much dissing the school as Im just kind of chuckling at the name Grandmaster McDonald. :p

    Though he never lists what martial arts hall of fame he is talking about. There are lots of them from Black Belt Magazines to Inside Kung Fu to even Martial Info. So just because it says 4x inductee does not mean much.
    Last edited by PHILBERT; 12/19/2003 4:38pm at .
  4. Jamoke is offline

    Shock'n Y'all

    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Danvers MA
    Posts
    1,673

    Posted On:
    12/19/2003 6:29pm

    supporting member
     Style: Kempo

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    "Though he never lists what martial arts hall of fame he is talking about. There are lots of them from Black Belt Magazines to Inside Kung Fu to even Martial Info. So just because it says 4x inductee does not mean much."

    Why don't you walk in and ask them??

    Seeing the school is near YOU, there should be NO excuse.
  5. poet is offline
    poet's Avatar

    Working my way back to health

    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    877

    Posted On:
    12/19/2003 10:17pm

    supporting member
     Style: Injury magnet

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    DRD could know about him.
    I believe DRD studied in Texas for a long time?
  6. Rashomon is offline

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Mountain
    Posts
    908

    Points
    9,226
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Posted On:
    12/19/2003 10:53pm


     

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Props to the school for pulling in different styles, including MT and JJ. I'm not sure about the school, but at least this is a good start.

    (Yeah, I know you were only joking about the name. :> )
  7. PHILBERT is offline

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Dallas/Fort Worth
    Posts
    764

    Points
    9,325
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Posted On:
    12/21/2003 5:37pm


     Style: JKD, Wing Chun

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Well it is not near me as in I just hop in my car and get there in 3 minutes. The school is around 30-40 miles from me.
  8. matzahbal is offline
    matzahbal's Avatar

    Fig Newtons are fruit and cake, suckah.

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Henderson, NV
    Posts
    839

    Points
    998
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Posted On:
    12/21/2003 7:12pm

    supporting member
     Style: Buffalo Wing Chun

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    If you look at his pictures page it shows what organizations he was inducted into.
    Apu: "Oh! You have just been Apu'd!"
  9. The Wastrel is offline
    The Wastrel's Avatar

    Such as thou art, sometime was I.

    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    9,620

    Points
    38,309
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Posted On:
    12/21/2003 8:58pm

    supporting member
     Style: Brazilian Jiujitsu

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Tong Il Ro? What a stupid name. Let alone the fact that this is not technically "way", this is like naming your martial arts system "Glasnost" or "Perestroika"...*Shrug*...
    Normally, I'd say I was grappling, but I was taking down and mounting people, and JFS has kindly informed us that takedowns and being mounted are neither grappling nor anti grappling, so I'm not sure what the **** I was doing. Maybe schroedinger's sparring, where it's neither grappling nor anti-grappling until somoene observes it and collapses the waveform, and then I RNC a cat to death.----fatherdog
  10. mstrwolfgang is offline

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Fort Worth, TX
    Posts
    1

    Posted On:
    3/07/2006 12:31am

    Bullshido Newbie
     Style: Tong Il Lo

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Hey was just in here and noticed the post about my own art, which being still a fairly new art I was surprised. I am actually listed on the TIL staff page if you'd like to look me up. I am now a 3rd degree black belt and have been training in TIL for about 11 years, since it was started as a youth anti-kidnapping program in 1994. I love what you guys have said about the whole "McDonald" thing! I keep telling him that because of his name we actually have the real "McDojo"! lmao.

    Ah well. "Tong Il Lo" actually means "Path to Unity" in Korean. You'll find its also the name of a bridge that unites two areas in Korea.

    If you're interested, you can always look me up on the staff page at our website and give me a ring. I try to answer every call I can and I'd be glad to answer your questions about our art as best I can. You should be able to find me on here from time to time. Just look me up! Ya'll take care.

    P.S. If I see a 6 year old TKD student at a tournament, whose black belt says 4th degree Master on it.... should I be worried? o.O *sigh*

    Jeremy Wolfgang
    3rd Degree Black Belt
    Tong Il Lo
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Powered by vBulletin™© contact@vbulletin.com vBulletin Solutions, Inc. 2011 All rights reserved.