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ar549
11/20/2006 4:47am,
http://www.budoacademy.org/

For 5,000$ you can get a Budo PHD, Anybody ever heard of this before? Weirdly enough they were linked as a Malaysian Judo Dojo.
It turns out they are a Israeli outfit. They dont look like so tough to me? what do you guys think?




http://www.budoacademy.org/Images/AwardCeremony.jpg


Award Ceremony, Budapest, February 2005



Following is a list of recent graduates of the Academy and recently registered schools:



IBA Awarded Degrees



Takemasa OKUYAMA (Canada)

Dr. Thamas WEBER (Sweden)

Dr. Fritz WENDLAND (Germany)

Dr. Ron KLUGER (Israel)

Prof. George POPPER (Hungary)

Chuck MERRIMAN (USA)

Yasunari ISHIMI (Spain)

Joe B. MIRZA (USA)

Dr. Patrick MC CARTHY (Australia)

Hector SOTOMAYOR (Columbia)

Dr. Denis HANOVER (Israel)

Attila MISKOLCZI (Hungary)

Prof. Tasuo SUZUKI (England – Japan)

Moty NATIV (Israel)

Adam POPPER (Hungary)

Arik BAR HAIM (Israel)

Moshe GALISKO (Israel)

Avi KLAU (Israel)

Denis St. JOHN THOMSON (South Africa)

Fumon TANAKA (Japan)

Keigo ABE (Japan)

Toshio ISOBE (Japan)

Dr. Eric WAN DE WALL (Holland)

Dr. Frank PHILIPOOM (Holland)

Remo GRASSETTI (Italy)

Hans Peter HECKNER (Austria)

Dr. Ferenc TOTH (Hungary)

S.P.L. HENDRIKS (Holland)

Gyorgy KISS (Hungary)

Laszlo KOVACS (Hungary)

J.W. CORNELISSEN (Holland)

Hans MILIKAN (Holland)

Cornelis Hendrik J, DE JONG (Holland)

Albertus VAN MILDERT (Holland0

Tamas KUTALIK (Hungary)

Lajos Pal (Hungary)

Attila BURJAN (Hungary)

Leif ALMO (Sweden)



IBA Registered Schools



Karate Do International (Israel)

YUYUKAN Martial Arts Federation (Holland)

Accademia Italiana dell’Insegnamento dell’ Israeli system of Military Self Defense (Italy)

International Taditional Karate Do Organisation (USA)



With any questions or requests for further information, contact us at:



Rector's Chamber

Dr. Rony KLUGER

9 Hafetz Haim St. Petach Tiqva 49511, ISRAEL

Tel: +972 3 9309504 Fax: + 972 3 9306040

E mail: [email protected]



Additional information can be found here:



Click here for tuition and fees (http://www.budoacademy.org/Tuition.htm)



Registration forms (click to download):

Academic Studies (http://www.budoacademy.org/Forms/AcademicStudies.doc)
Accreditation of Martial Arts Degrees (http://www.budoacademy.org/Forms/DegreeAccreditation.doc)
Registration of Martial Arts Schools (http://www.budoacademy.org/Forms/SchoolRegistration.doc)
Instructor and Teacher Qualification (http://www.budoacademy.org/Forms/TeacherQualification.doc)




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sempaiman
11/20/2006 9:10am,
Chuck Merriman?

Budo007
2/17/2007 12:33pm,
?????????? Seems to me quit reasoneble. Very impressive list of people involved. They stating they are independent institute, so what is the problem ?

Sam Browning
2/17/2007 1:08pm,
An regular Ph.D requires both supervised coursework and an independent thesis that meets accepted academic standards. Typically one would take fifteen to twenty graduate level courses followed by a dissertation. People in the martial arts community have appropriated this title and imposed it with no or low standards.

BTW anyone with your standard disagreement with AR, please take it to a thread outside this section, I want to keep this thread clean.

Budo007
2/17/2007 1:52pm,
I still don't see where is the problem ?! They seems to be sytematised, you have all three levels of Academic degrees, you must prepar quit a work toward recognetion and all people seems to me well known as serious and Senior Martial Artists.
We know diploma mills, paper for money......this place does not looks like one of them.
Looks like a private academy with some well known people and acrediting process.
Do you have some other information about ?

Afrin
2/17/2007 3:06pm,
An regular Ph.D requires both supervised coursework and an independent thesis that meets accepted academic standards. Typically one would take fifteen to twenty graduate level courses followed by a dissertation. People in the martial arts community have appropriated this title and imposed it with no or low standards.

BTW anyone with your standard disagreement with AR, please take it to a thread outside this section, I want to keep this thread clean.


My Ph.D. program is a 5 year program and has a 50% attrition rate.

Sam Browning
2/17/2007 3:53pm,
I still don't see where is the problem ?! They seems to be sytematised, you have all three levels of Academic degrees, you must prepar quit a work toward recognetion and all people seems to me well known as serious and Senior Martial Artists.
We know diploma mills, paper for money......this place does not looks like one of them.
Looks like a private academy with some well known people and acrediting process.
Do you have some other information about ?

With your poor grammar and spelling I have to ask, are you a graduate? I can't find a course catalogue on this site, a list of required courses, dissertation requirements, and regional certification by a recognized academic body that accredits universities.

Please provide me with a link to a course catalogue, Budo007.

Afrin
2/17/2007 4:25pm,
I would like to see the Professors' CV

polishillusion
2/17/2007 4:56pm,
Ar, this seems like perfect program for cowards, doesn't it?

Sam Browning
2/17/2007 5:56pm,
Polish, you are trolling this thread. Resolve your problems with AR in another section. And if you don't want to listen to me there's a temp ban behind door number two.

polishillusion
2/17/2007 6:15pm,
No I am not. These men are obviously scared of going to a real college or university. I am going to go and research this "martial arts Phd" now. I have seen several tv shows about "martial arts Phds" on the discovery channel and others, and i just smell the bullshit miles away. I mean, an anthropology degree with a specialty in MA is one thing, but a doctorate in it is another. I mean, people get their Phd in Anthro with a Cheese specialty.... so why cant they get in MA?


24 page thesis paper? ****! So, by college standards, thats 12 pages double spaced, with a cover page, graphs, tables, references, thats like 5 pages. I can pop one of those off in an hour.


Talking about popping one out, i have a "temp bran" behind door number 2 thats about to go, so honorable man ar549 keep me posted, and if anyone can tell me about a Phd in martial arts, then tell me, cause it seems interesting.




(Phd in martial arts sounds like complete and utter bullshit, seriously, someone please prove me wrong on that)

MALibrarian
2/17/2007 6:48pm,
It's very curious. Not only do they not appear to have any form of accreditation, but they ask for degrees that they approve of in order to gain MA or PhD's through them. It's almost as if they are starting to set themselves up as an accrediting agency, rather than being subject to one.

Now, if you can get a PhD in Physical Education, I can certainly imagine a PhD in martial arts, but it would certainly have to involve a deep exploration of teaching technique, proper body dynamics, and possibly history. No matter what the case, it would certainly have to be a sub-area of Physical Education or Kinesiology.

polishillusion
2/17/2007 9:16pm,
or Anthropology. Or History.

In Japan and Korea isn't there "Karate Colleges" or something like that?


Actually, in the Washin Ryu Bullshido school near Binghamton University that Hidy Ochai "runs" there was someone with a Master in Philosophy there "training" and being paid to learn the style for his masters thesis. Wierd ****.

JohnnyFive
2/17/2007 10:27pm,
To the best of my knowledge there is no accrediting body for martial arts PhD's, meaning that this institution is not accredited by the Council for Higher Education or the United States Department of Education. The PhD program is in Israel, and hence is not subject to US law, but it is clear that this 'degree' serves no other purpose than to allow someone to call himself 'doctor', since this degree is essentially worthless in a professional setting.

Be aware that in some states it may be illegal to title yourself 'doctor' without the accompanying /accredited/ degree. This includes honorary doctorates. Using this "PhD" in a professional setting might be fraud.

A real PhD generally takes longer than 24 months, though in exceptional cases, can be completed in this short a period of time -- YC Fong, for example, the father of modern biomechanics, completed his degree in 2 years at Caltech. Such instances are rare. A thesis is also generally much, much, much, much longer than 24 pages 'including the bibliography'.

polishillusion
2/17/2007 10:32pm,
A Phd Interdisciplinary Social Science is the shortest I have ever seen, 12 months, and it is not really a normal degree, just a weaker version of a Phd in Social Work. In U Michigan, its combined with their Social Work Degree, with no longer time for it, so give you an example of what it is. There are also Phd/Md degrees, which it is used.

This Phd in Martial Arts seems like extreme bullshido to me. I really wish someone would prove me wrong............