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    Death to the Status Quo

    This is from Demi Barbito's website at :
    http://www.demibarbito.com/thewall.html

    He is the anti-McDojo. I would identify a McDojo the same way Demi identifies "the status quo"

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    #2
    I couldn't agree more.

    All those listed points are all the reasons I stopped wasting money on sham busnessman instructors, and started training myself. I have never saved more money or advanced so quickly.

    All those reasons are also the reasons I train those I care about for free

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      #3
      And he's JKD. Figures, hey?

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        #4
        He "was" JKD. I don't think he likes to label himself with the term "JKD" anymore.

        Many of the "reality in combat" people are walking away from their old organizations, not because they are disapointed in the organization itself, instead it seems to typically be because they feel confined by the definition of their own structure that being a member of the organization tends to label them.

        And yes, many of them are, or were, JKD.

        However, don't think all JKD is progressive. We could have an entire website on JKD McDojo's.

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          #5
          Yeah, I've run into the JKD McDojos before.

          Have you seen those guys that advertise their "combat" tapes with stuff like "After 20 minutes with this video, you will be able to kill anyone alive!" and it turns out that Paul Vunak's in the videos? He is so embarrased about those guys. I won't even name them but you can still find their ads in martial arts magazines.


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            #6
            Like TRS. They claim to be able to train you to black belt level in 30 days.

            Speaking of which, there should be a 'Nuff Said section on the site. Something where something short like that clearly shows it to be a McDojo and no elaboration or article is necessary

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              #7
              ...Finally digging down in the forums.

              Should be added to the list:

              * Veneration of any martial art through legend/tales and not what can be seen.

              The rabidity of FMA, IMA, etc. practitioners is understandable to extent. It's nice to have such strong support for 'your style', but it should be tempered by reality.

              "The Spanish gained a foothold on the islands in the 16th century, but never in the Southern Phillipines. Even the parts they did control were plauged with constant bloody uprisings for hundreds of years."

              You know, using only a few hundred troops or so for islands consisting of hundreds of thousands of people, will do that. I seem to recall something about several THOUSAND native WARRIORS not being able to kill about 100 Spanish soldiers... that's what lead up to the Spanish takeover. The names of the 'top' FMA families? Spanish. The names of most of their techniques? Spanish. The Filipino people truly had heart and had some great warriors, but they LOST to superior forces of much smaller numbers. As time passed, Spaniards established their own families and intermixed with the natives, blending Filipino art with Spanish art. However, as has happened to every empire that existed, they were far away from their homelands and 'went native', merging with the indigenous culture. That is why the FMAs exist today.

              There's nothing shameful about being beaten. Just don't hide from the truth. Learn.

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                #8
                That's a good thing to remember, too.

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                  #9
                  OK. This <--- is the oldest possible public necro.

                  Here's how to necro a thread:

                  1) Find some ancient shit that nobody cares about anymore, but it happened like 20 years ago and you're just getting into it, so might as well drop your turd-bomb of an opinion on the internet at large.
                  2) Post your turd-bomb of an opinion
                  3) Profit?

                  BTW, I'm thinking of stickying this or bookmarking it or some shit, so that we can all link right here when the next toadstool who wants to drop his virtual-high-five on somebody that's probably actually deceased, by now, comes in, the douchebag who says "nice necro, dipshit," actually has something to reference.

                  Necros are cool, when they contain new and relevant content. That is not usually the case. Chances are, if you're reading this, you've been pointed here by others that are trying to help you understand this simple facet of being a Good Netizen. So, take my words, internalize them, and try not to shit up any more forums.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by submessenger View Post
                    OK. This <--- is the oldest possible public necro.

                    Here's how to necro a thread:

                    1) Find some ancient shit that nobody cares about anymore, but it happened like 20 years ago and you're just getting into it, so might as well drop your turd-bomb of an opinion on the internet at large.
                    2) Post your turd-bomb of an opinion
                    3) Profit?

                    BTW, I'm thinking of stickying this or bookmarking it or some shit, so that we can all link right here when the next toadstool who wants to drop his virtual-high-five on somebody that's probably actually deceased, by now, comes in, the douchebag who says "nice necro, dipshit," actually has something to reference.

                    Necros are cool, when they contain new and relevant content. That is not usually the case. Chances are, if you're reading this, you've been pointed here by others that are trying to help you understand this simple facet of being a Good Netizen. So, take my words, internalize them, and try not to shit up any more forums.

                    Thanks!
                    So if you necro an old necro, is that a double old necro?
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