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    Professor is a term used in FMA to describe a teacher, but it's more from the Spanish term for a teacher than some kind of doctor title. I wouldn't call it a Mcdojo thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by P Marsh View Post
    Honorary Ph.Ds don't make you a doctor, its nothing but a sign of recognition. They're given out to presidents and rappers alike but it doesn't mean you've earned that title out of hard work. Michael J. Fox apparently has a honorary doctorate but he's not a damn doctor and nor will he ever be called one.
    Tell that to Dr Cosby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CodosDePiedra View Post

    Tell that to Dr Cosby.
    Which Cosby because, you are wrong if it is the one I'm thinking of?
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    Which Cosby because, you are wrong if it is the one I'm thinking of?
    Actually that was a really lame joke on my part. I was thinking of Bill- he has a doctorate, but he's got like a dozen honorary ones and he was the first guy I thought of with a whole lot of honorary doctorates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CodosDePiedra View Post
    Actually that was a really lame joke on my part. I was thinking of Bill- he has a doctorate, but he's got like a dozen honorary ones and he was the first guy I thought of with a whole lot of honorary doctorates.
    Yeah, he has a shitload. I'd give him **** but, even Yale gave him one. Also, I can't give him **** because, unlike a ton of the other idiots, at least he has a legit one in his past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CodosDePiedra View Post
    Professor is a term used in FMA to describe a teacher, but it's more from the Spanish term for a teacher than some kind of doctor title. I wouldn't call it a Mcdojo thing.
    That gives some credibility to FMA practitioners using the titles, yes. But most martial artist "masters" who do use them do not draw their lineage to FMA, but to japanese or chinese arts. Where the titles in question are NOT used. I would call into question any karate teacher claiming the title Sifu, or wushu masters going by Sensei. And I would call into question any non FMA teacher calling themselves DR. or Professor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kolsyrade View Post
    And I would call into question any non FMA teacher calling themselves DR. or Professor.
    So sorry - but these "Honorific Professor Titles" are quite common in some American Ke?po circles - and have been around for years, one such example:

    1st Degree Black - Junior Instructor
    2nd Degree Black - Associate Instructor
    3rd Degree Black - Senior Instructor
    4th Degree Black - Head Instructor
    5th Degree Black - Associate Professor
    6th Degree Black - Professor
    7th Degree Black - Senior Professor
    8th Degree Black - Associate Master
    9th Degree Black - Master of the Arts
    10th Degree Black - Senior Master of the Arts

    Not saying I agree with the concept, but it is out there.
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    Okay in the FMA world there was one Professor and that was Remy Amador Presas the founder of Modern Arnis. It should be noted that Modern Arnis was incorporated into the school system and he helped to spread it through the Philippines in this manner. So academically speaking in a way he was a Professor as his curriculum in Modern Arnis was adopted across most of the nation. Most other FMA practitioners who use this title do not have that kind of credibility and yes that title is abused.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw View Post
    It is an honorary Ph.D. Not sure what the problem w/ that is?

    What other BS awards has he gotten?
    Look at "about our sensei" icon on ABOUT FMK page... check out all the Hall or Fame awards.. must have spent fortune attending them. Also,
    can u find any mention of rank or who he trained with????
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    "Professor" has a long history of association with combat sports and exercise. In the 19th century it was common for senior teachers of boxing, gymnastics etc. to be referred to as professors, without any academic connection; it just meant that they were recognized as experts in their fields.

    Oddly enough, senior "Punch and Judy" puppeteers are still (traditionally) referred to as "Professor".
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