View Full Version : Martial Arts and Low Self Esteem: McDojo Fodder?

8/23/2002 10:41am,
Andy Kaufman, our resident NHB Intergender Champion suggested a possible link between the McDojo phenomenon and people with low self esteem in this article (http://www.mcdojo.com/article_read.asp?id=70)

Here's a snippet:

in general, martial arts attracts people with low self-esteem. the idea of being able to dispatch bullies and attackers through a special system of fighting techniques often lures those who feel inadequate about themselves. i am not implying that everyone who takes martial arts fits into this category. however, if you thought i was talking about you, you're probably right.

8/23/2002 9:05pm,
I started studying martial arts because ninjas looked like playing outside. They were climbing trees, playing hide and seek and playing war. It looked cool.

I would have gone into gymnastice but have you seen those fag looking leotards? The ones they wore back in the 80's were way worse.

I think wrestling needs to think about getting better outfits. Wearing a singlet is really embarrassing.

8/24/2002 12:47am,
9chambers, hell yes on the singlets. Even the name sounds gay, and whenever you take a picture, you have to cover up your wang (usually with the earguards, unless your school was so ghetto you didn't get any).

And that's what I call REAL Ultimate Power!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8/24/2002 3:20am,