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  • CanucKyokushin
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    It looks like this TKD school is less then mediocre.So just forget them and go join that Muay-thai gym now.

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  • alittlebird
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    I went to a Muay Thai school on my way home from work the other day and was impressed. I mentioned that to my instructor and he says "Yea, I'd like to know some of that if I was in a real fight".
    LOL! That is not a good sign. That said, if you really enjoy what you're doing, keep doing it like you say till you can afford the machado academy. Otherwise, save the cash, focus on conditioning, and you'll be training at the machado school that much quicker. But I would REALLY look around seriously for a boxing club, judo club, or wrestling club in your area as well, they are all very widespread across NA so I'd be surprised if there is none at all near you.

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  • _Mick_
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    it seems like you are taking olympic tkd, which is a sport. taking olympic tkd is not for self defense. if your goals are self defense based tkd isn't for you.

    also, paying a lot of money and driving that far to train with carlos machado seems quite ridiculous to me. im sure you can find a cheaper and closer bjj or judo school. and you will learn just as much there.

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  • NRAhab
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    I think that there's a lot of unwarranted prejudice against TKD and other sporty techniques. If you realize that you're not learning practical defense techniques and simply do it for the exercise/fun if it, there's nothing wrong with any style of MA.

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  • Tetsusaiga
    started a topic McDojo or nothing

    McDojo or nothing

    I found the Bullshido site a few days ago, and it's really opened my eyes. I've been training for several months at the only place that's close and is reasonably priced. It's a TKD dojang with decent equipment and the instructors are nice enough. I'm not sure if it totally qualifies as a McDojo since they never push the money angle. What got me is the 6 year old kid that will have finished his BB by the end of this year. I asked the instructor if it was a junior BB or some kind of BB placeholder until he was older. Nope. It's a real one (if you can call a 6 year old a real BB). I've been thinking a lot about the self defense value of TKD too. I went to a Muay Thai school on my way home from work the other day and was impressed. I mentioned that to my instructor and he says "Yea, I'd like to know some of that if I was in a real fight". Anyway, I'm stuck with this until I can afford to pay for the Carlos Machado BJJ school. It's a hour drive, but worth it I'm sure.

    You guys do good work here. I'll try to chime in if I ever have something worthwhile to say.

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