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DojangRat
10/27/2006 6:20pm,
mostly TKD focused but they teach other styles as well. Kung Fu, MMA. I know some people who trained over there and said it sucked, the teacher had no respect, and they had a green belt teaching weapons class. Just a few of the many complains I have heard about it.

http://www.fargotkd.com/

Iscariot
10/27/2006 6:33pm,
And? So? But? Therefore?

You've found a BS McDojo, now what are you going to do?

At least go attend a couple of classes and write a scathing Dojo review.......with the current contest you could even win fabulous prizes!!!

HonkyTonkMan
10/27/2006 6:40pm,
I love all these schools that have added MMA to their list of subjects.
Unfortunately the vast majority are TKD schools.

I had a guy at my school say he was going to teach a MMA class.
I asked him when was the last time he was in a MMA fight.
He said "Well, never."

He watched a few videos and now he thinks he is an MMA teacher.



I also had a guy in our school offer to teach a ground fighting seminar.

He asked me if I wanted to attend. ($35 each person)

I replied" You have had 12 hours of BJJ training and you are going to teach a seminar?"

He said...." Yeah...you want to come?"

I showed him my Judo belts.....and politely turned him down.




You need to go and take some classes. Ask for the teachers experience in said Arts field (MMA...etc.)
Then let us know.

Ronin.74
10/27/2006 8:14pm,
At least his monthly rates are cheap.

DojangRat
10/27/2006 11:33pm,
At least his monthly rates are cheap.

those rates are about average for up here. I pay $45 for Hapkido, and have seen two TKD schools that charge the same. also saw a karate school that charges 50 dollars

DojangRat
10/27/2006 11:40pm,
I love all these schools that have added MMA to their list of subjects.
Unfortunately the vast majority are TKD schools.

I had a guy at my school say he was going to teach a MMA class.
I asked him when was the last time he was in a MMA fight.
He said "Well, never."

He watched a few videos and now he thinks he is an MMA teacher.



I also had a guy in our school offer to teach a ground fighting seminar.

He asked me if I wanted to attend. ($35 each person)

I replied" You have had 12 hours of BJJ training and you are going to teach a seminar?"

He said...." Yeah...you want to come?"

I showed him my Judo belts.....and politely turned him down.




You need to go and take some classes. Ask for the teachers experience in said Arts field (MMA...etc.)
Then let us know.

there is an ATA school here, cant recall the name of it, but I was talking to a bouncer about MA and he said he teaches MMA at an ATA school. I asked him how long he had been doing it and he said about a year and a half, and his record (local tournaments) was 2-4.

Severe
10/28/2006 12:41am,
I thought that link said www.******.com I am sure there is an irony somewhere there but I cant figure it out.

HonkyTonkMan
10/28/2006 7:07am,
there is an ATA school here, cant recall the name of it, but I was talking to a bouncer about MA and he said he teaches MMA at an ATA school. I asked him how long he had been doing it and he said about a year and a half, and his record (local tournaments) was 2-4.

I stand corrected.......

The Bullshido has started then....how sad.

Ronin.74
10/28/2006 11:50am,
those rates are about average for up here. I pay $45 for Hapkido, and have seen two TKD schools that charge the same. also saw a karate school that charges 50 dollars

Rates in my area are generally over $85/month. I was thrilled when I found a great gym in my area for $75. I haven't paid $50 or less in over a decade.

Nosurrender
10/29/2006 10:40am,
I love all these schools that have added MMA to their list of subjects.
Unfortunately the vast majority are TKD schools.

I had a guy at my school say he was going to teach a MMA class.
I asked him when was the last time he was in a MMA fight.
He said "Well, never."

He watched a few videos and now he thinks he is an MMA teacher.



I also had a guy in our school offer to teach a ground fighting seminar.

He asked me if I wanted to attend. ($35 each person)

I replied" You have had 12 hours of BJJ training and you are going to teach a seminar?"

He said...." Yeah...you want to come?"

I showed him my Judo belts.....and politely turned him down.




You need to go and take some classes. Ask for the teachers experience in said Arts field (MMA...etc.)
Then let us know.

If there are free classes. Don't give him a damn dime otherwise.

HonkyTonkMan
10/29/2006 12:43pm,
If there are free classes. Don't give him a damn dime otherwise.

Yeah..I agree there. If they are free then the practice wont hurt.
But I wont pay for them.

DojangRat
10/29/2006 3:38pm,
Rates in my area are generally over $85/month. I was thrilled when I found a great gym in my area for $75. I haven't paid $50 or less in over a decade.

north dakota has prob the lowest rates in the country, many places around the country its over 100/month

youtube
10/29/2006 7:31pm,
I think it is faster to find TKD places that are NOT Mcdojangs.

Neil Priest
10/30/2006 12:55am,
I love all these schools that have added MMA to their list of subjects.
Unfortunately the vast majority are TKD schools.

I had a guy at my school say he was going to teach a MMA class.
I asked him when was the last time he was in a MMA fight.
He said "Well, never."

He watched a few videos and now he thinks he is an MMA teacher.



I also had a guy in our school offer to teach a ground fighting seminar.

He asked me if I wanted to attend. ($35 each person)

I replied" You have had 12 hours of BJJ training and you are going to teach a seminar?"



I can't help but admire the guts of such guys. It's like watching 'American Chopper' and staring a bike customisation business of your own. Only in this case there is a higher chance he'd be sued / arrested. Doing the same with MA is less risky as a majority of people don't know **** about it.

Rgds,
---Neil

HonkyTonkMan
10/30/2006 6:17am,
I can't help but admire the guts of such guys. It's like watching 'American Chopper' and staring a bike customisation business of your own. Only in this case there is a higher chance he'd be sued / arrested. Doing the same with MA is less risky as a majority of people don't know **** about it.

Rgds,
---Neil

MMA is a risky endeavor. If you dont know what you are doing then someone gets hurt. Not bloody nose hurt but broken arm/elbow/neck hurt.

I am NOT saying that MMA is t3h d34dly...I am saying that it takes an experienced teacher for it.