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videogamechamp
5/16/2004 6:42pm,
I, going to a McDojo, think that tey are the stupidest conepts in all of MA. I have to pay $150 now for a testing, and even they are not challenging if you know the forms. Te only reason I stay is because I have no where else to go, and because I enjoy the workout.

fernando
5/16/2004 6:50pm,
you would better off saving your money and buying instructionals and training with some friends in a garage!

$150 for testing? that is just ludicrous!!!


you should save your money and buy some mats, gloves etc

hell you would better joining the local wrestling club or boxing gym!

Mr. Mantis
5/16/2004 6:52pm,
If you are just starting to learn martial arts, then it may be a good idea to stop. If not, should should know better.

Cease being an idiot!

videogamechamp
5/16/2004 6:56pm,
I pretty much gave up on testing because of this. I now just go for the workout. I'll eventually quit.

nasty_totoro
5/16/2004 8:25pm,
we just had a test at our gym .... 30$ ... 2.5 hour test ...

after the test no one spoke for around 15 min or so .... we were just laying there in agony ....

zenbert
5/16/2004 8:35pm,
just curios VideoGC, are you living in a nice conservative neighborhood where they can afford to charge you that much or is it just no competition?

in our dojo, the test cost does go up with ranking, but it tops out at $150 for any yudansha level testing. the estimate annual tab range of a student is between $1200 - $3000 including tuition and testing, depending on their rank. fortunately i'm getting what i wanted from the school.

zenbert
5/16/2004 8:37pm,
Originally posted by Osiris
500 for a WTF blackbelt.

now that's extortion!

Blad3
5/16/2004 9:10pm,
fernando is correct.

Joining a boxing/wrestling club is an excellent idea, that's what you SHOULD do.

jubei33
5/16/2004 9:16pm,
wow $3000 a year for karate!!! I could start my own gym with that kind of $$$$.........

chaosexmachina
5/16/2004 9:20pm,
I just tested for my red belt in ku nulin gus-do. It was free.

Zeddy
5/16/2004 10:30pm,
Originally posted by chaosexmachina
I just tested for my red belt in ku nulin gus-do. It was free.

What the hell is that? It sounds like food for some reason... :p

Te(V)plar
5/16/2004 11:23pm,
He likes the chocha... he eats it like a vulcha

Sam Browning
5/16/2004 11:36pm,
Originally posted by jubei33
wow $3000 a year for karate!!! I could start my own gym with that kind of $$$$.........

Thats twice the typical divorce retainer or lower level felony retainer for lawyers in Connecticut. This thread once again confirms why I hate the concept of belt testing fees.

manchuria
5/16/2004 11:40pm,
I, going to a McDojo, think that tey are the stupidest conepts in all of MA.

sorry, but does anyone else see a lot of irony in this statement?

Zeddy
5/17/2004 12:43am,
Somewhat, but at least he admits it. Besides, if he's getting a workout, and if he was not interested in fighting, is it really a McDojo?

Lotsa "if"s

Omega Supreme
5/17/2004 2:07am,
Originally posted by videogamechamp
I, going to a McDojo, think that tey are the stupidest conepts in all of MA. I have to pay $150 now for a testing, and even they are not challenging if you know the forms. Te only reason I stay is because I have no where else to go, and because I enjoy the workout.

Go back to school.