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    Is this a McDojo?

    Just wanted some opinions from you guys. My wife's younger brother is looking at this place.

    www.bakido.com
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    #2
    How O?

    I don't see anything wrong with it. It doesn't make claims, in fact, I believe it instills and fosters discipline.
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      #3
      "Promoted to 10th Degree Black Belt by US Martial Arts Hall of Fame 2003"

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        #4
        it doesn't seem that bad if you want your kid to do as they're told :p.
        Kids must:
        Must brush their teeth every night and every morning without being asked.
        Must make their bed every morning, no exceptions.
        Must do their chores. The number of chores is determined by their belt rank.
        Must be respectful at home.
        Must be respectful at school.
        Must read every day

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          #5
          This guy looks like an idiot. He lists being an author of action novels among his qualifications! Avoid, please.
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            #6
            "Doctor of Philosophy by College of Advanced Education and the Department of Martial Arts Studies Eastern USA International Martial Arts Association Inc."

            BEEP BEEP! YADDA YADDA!!

            hey, i want a PhD too! but i can find the friggen place on the web!

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              #7
              I doesn't talk about technique or the approach to combat it just shows pictures of kids with smiles. It doen't even describe an underlying philsophy of "BAKIDO"and they seem way too proud of their after school program. Questionable at best, at least for adults who want to fight, that is.
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                #8
                There is certainly an alarming correlation between running a McDojo and having a desperate need for validation through credentials--even when those credentials are largely made up.

                For example, you know that black belt in "Jung Mul Sul" Bainton has? Try finding mention of that art anywhere but in relation to him. How about his Doctorate of Philosophy from the College of Advanced Education and the Department of Martial Arts Studies? And what about that International Black Belt Hall of Fame? Can you find an actual website for it? I can't.

                Other red flags are the astonishing number of 19-year olds with fifth degree black belts and the lack of explanation anywhere on the site for the details of the art Bainton invented. And not that it relates to anything, but those quasi-Chinese characters next to the dangling belts on the home page . . . Some are made-up, some are non-sensical and anything vaguely recognizable is upside down.


                Oh yeah, and there's this kid.
                Last edited by Bang!; 11/18/2003 9:52am, .

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                  #9
                  looking at the school rules and other descriptions I would classify this as an afterschool activity center not a martial arts school...

                  And having Instructors promoted from 1st to 4th dan in 3 years and all of them being in the 'International Black Belt Hall of Fame' defenetely raises questions ! If all of them are already in a hall of fame (an international one no less) the hall must be gigantic ;-)

                  Technically I can't say this school is fake since they don't say anywhere they teach you how to defend yourself in fact the first page clearly says :The focus of the Art of Ba Ki Do is a long range development of respect for family values, education and self worth.
                  Martial Arts is like sex, if you over complicate it with exotic sounding names, theories and principles, you end up fucking yourself in the ass. -Ronin69

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                    #10
                    Well, it's certainly a rare chance to catch someone after their very first post, so allow me to say:

                    STFU n00b!

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Repulsive Monkey
                      There is certainly an alarming correlation between running a McDojo and having a desperate need for validation through credentials--even when those credentials are largely made up.

                      For example, you know that black belt in "Jung Mul Sul" Bainton has? Try finding mention of that art anywhere but in relation to him. How about his Doctorate of Philosophy from the College of Advanced Education and the Department of Martial Arts Studies? And what about that International Black Belt Hall of Fame? Can you find an actual website for it? I can't.

                      Other red flags are the astonishing number of 19-year olds with fifth degree black belts and the lack of explanation anywhere on the site for the details of the art Bainton invented. And not that it relates to anything, but those quasi-Chinese characters next to the dangling belts on the home page . . . Some are made-up, some are non-sensical and anything vaguely recognizable is upside down.


                      Oh yeah, and there's this kid.
                      I m a ethnic Chinese and i dont even know what that inscription means!!!Is it some rune used by mage?
                      And whats wrong wif the kid?
                      Last edited by Miguksaram; 12/24/2003 8:38am, .
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                        #12
                        Well, I did find another few sites that list Kung Jung Moo Sool (Mu Sul in Korean is like 'bu jutsu', so I figured he just misspelled it). It is listed on the Korean Martial Arts Resource page here: http://www.martialartsresource.com/korean/korean.htm

                        I am not sure what it means to have been promoted to 10th by a Hall of Fame. The only MA Hall of Fame I know anything about is the TX one, and people are nominated and voted for recognition, but not rank promotion. Anyone know more about that?

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                          #13
                          So he's got a black belt in it, but he's mispelling the name?

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                            #14

                            Oh yeah, and there's this kid.
                            RM,

                            Please remove the picture of the kid. There is no reason whatsoever to bring him into this discussion as it proves no point whatsoever.
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                            My definition of Ki is our energy. it's rather hard to explain it in words. It's not some mystical type of energy like white people...


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                              #15
                              Originally posted by liuzg150181
                              I m a ethnic Chinese and i dont even know what that inscription means!!!
                              If I remember correctly that writing is the precursor to modern chinese writing or Japanese writing prior to the adaptation of Chinese. Kind of a Sanskrit, if you will.

                              I personally don't see anything wrong with the school on the surface, as someone said, they are not making outrageous claims. As for the credits, that is simple marketing, the more stuff under your name the more people are wanting to learn from you. Hey it's a business what do you expect?

                              The proof will be in the actual teachings. Go and watch a class, and if your brother-in-law likes it, then more power too him.
                              Jeremy M. Talbott

                              Originally posted by Phrost
                              "Bullshido isn't just a place to hang out when you're browsing the net. We really are trying to accomplish something fucking extraordinary here that nobody's ever had the balls to do before."
                              Originally posted by D.Murray
                              "Which is better, to learn the truth, or to enjoy the illusion of being right when you are not?"
                              Originally posted by hangooknamja88
                              My definition of Ki is our energy. it's rather hard to explain it in words. It's not some mystical type of energy like white people...


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