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  1. joe adonis is offline

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    i'm skeptical of any dojo that has more than one picture of bruce lee on the wall
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe adonis View Post
    i'm skeptical of any dojo that has more than one picture of bruce lee on the wall
    As you should be ... but ... let us focus on things besides the mans horrid taste and interior decorating choices .
    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhi108 View Post
    Nuke a unborn gay whale for Christ.
    I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
    BILL HICKS,
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    Quote Originally Posted by BackFistMonkey View Post
    As you should be ... but ... let us focus on things besides the mans horrid taste and interior decorating choices .
    yeah you're right sorry
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe adonis View Post
    yeah you're right sorry
    take for example this little bit of ...of ... ummm... something ... called "I Come To You With Only Karate"
    from his "rules" page

    I come to you with only Karate

    My hands are empty

    I fear no man

    But should I be forced to defend myself,

    my principals,

    or my honor,

    Should it be a matter of life or death

    right or wrong

    Then here are my weapons

    my empty hands

    Karate
    which really isn't a rule of course ... here are some of the rules I have found and find questionable .

    taken from this page
    Always:


    * Addressing the instructors and each other formally by their appropriate titles

    * Warm up while waiting for class to begin

    * Support Ralph Smith Karate by purchasing official clothing and equipment

    * Purchase your own equipment and put your name on it

    * Tell and invite your friends to join Ralph Smith Karate

    Do Not:


    * Never use your knowledge on anyone outside the dojo - except to avoid injury to yourself or a loved one

    * Never engage in any behaviour that brings discredit upon yourself or the dojo

    * No talking once class has begun
    Take special note of the hypocrisy in the second to last on the "do not list" above . The wording is golden .


    and of course



    you have to wonder about anyone who would post that picture free range on the web .
    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhi108 View Post
    Nuke a unborn gay whale for Christ.
    I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
    BILL HICKS,
    1961-1994
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    it would be pretty cool to read that "do not" list in a dojo. that way you can point it out to the head instructor and watch the reaction
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    I want to point out all the double negatives and the lack of basic reading and writing skills in every section of the web site ... but that would just distract from the magic chalkieusa mentioned earlier .
    Quote Originally Posted by RalphSmithKarate.com
    Grandmaster Ralph Smith has taken the best of Shotokan and Ju- Jitsu to form "Shoto Jitsu Karate"' Using Shotokan stances, blocks, strikes, kicks and punches mixed with the locks and holds and ground techniques of Ju- Jitsu, making Shoto Jitsu one of the best fighting methods in Karate. The Shoto Jitsu, Shoto Tiger, and Shoto Warrior Katas all demonstrate fighting techniques along with poison hand techniques. The katas were developed by Grandmaster Smith using only techniques that would work in real life situations, no fancy moves and not just a series of basic movements. In the katas there are no blocks alone, they are followed by strikes or kicks, poison hand techniques, take downs, and counters, methods one would use in real life situations. All Grandmaster Smith's self defense consists of "street wise" movements and techniques. ...
    ...

    ... Oh god I am sorry ... I am at a loss for words here .The language is so thick and loaded ... I really don't even know what to highlight/ bold / focus on in that cluster **** , so I will just leave out the last sentence of the quote .


    Does anyone happen to know how old "Grandmaster" Smith is ?
    Last edited by BackFistMonkey; 9/12/2009 9:31am at .
    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhi108 View Post
    Nuke a unborn gay whale for Christ.
    I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
    BILL HICKS,
    1961-1994
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    Let's recap: The place seems VERY strict on having formal titles for the leaders, having everyone not only purchase his official gear, but also put their names on it so that he can see who is using their own and who is borrowing gear, having members recruit more members, and uses loaded language with special codes.

    Is anyone else picking up serious cult vibes?
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Does anyone live in the area? Would be cool to hear a class recap or an interview. I'd be too afraid, you read the bio: the man IS karate.

    I just want to ask him who his teacher is, Dojo Press? Lawlz.
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I live in MA, if you like I could go with you to visit the gentlemen so he doesn't pull a fast one on you. I'm out of Lowell, so its a drive but I wouldn't mind seeing what this guy has to offer if he lets us watch his training.

    However, according to your Style list, you are already proficient in many MA's so why bother?
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Just for the record I hear "ignorant, stupid, and full of ****" as opposed to "Cult" .

    ... I am guessing they are having some sort of serious customer retention issues ... the same people show up over and over again in the pictures .
    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhi108 View Post
    Nuke a unborn gay whale for Christ.
    I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
    BILL HICKS,
    1961-1994
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