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    10. You instructor has a Grandmasters Certificate. In Crayon.

    9. The Senior Assistant Instructor is a 4 year old black belt.

    8. The sign in the window says the school trains in more than
    10 martial arts.

    7. Its a Korean art. {g}
    [Ed. Note: HEY!!] 6. Your instructor tries to sell you Amway products.

    5. While examining the schools tournament trophies, you find
    3 for spelling bees.

    4. Reading the contract for the school is considered a kata
    (and a long one at that).

    3. No one sweats.

    2. While at a tournament, your opponent finds out who your
    teacher is and high-fives his teacher.

    1. When paying for your belt examinations, the instructor asks:
    "Do you want fries with that?"

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    Grandmaster's certificate in crayon--OMG!
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    10. You instructor has a Grandmasters Certificate. In Crayon.
    Hey I remember his site...although I thought it was in Sharpie
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    10. Your instructor has a Grandmaster's Certificate. In Crayon.
    9. The Senior Assistant Instructor is a 4-year-old black belt.
    8. The sign in the window says the school trains in more than 10 martial arts.
    7. It specializes in a Scandinavian Martial Art.
    6. Your instructor tries to sell you Amway products.
    5. While examining the school's tournament trophies, you find 3 for spelling bees.
    4. Reading the contract for the school is considered a kata (and a long one at that).
    3. No one sweats.
    2. While at a tournament, your opponent finds out who your teacher is and high-fives her teacher.
    1. When paying for your belt examinations, the instructor asks: "Do you want fries with that?"
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    Can i Biggie size that hahaha
    A black belt covers 2" of your butt. Covering the rest is soley up to you

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2004hemi


    Can i Biggie size that hahaha
    I'm not sure the term "biggie size" should be allowed on a Kenpo forum, we have enough of that already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blindside
    I'm not sure the term "biggie size" should be allowed on a Kenpo forum, we have enough of that already.
    ....ouch.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blindside
    I'm not sure the term "biggie size" should be allowed on a Kenpo forum, we have enough of that already.

    What is that supposed to imply
    A black belt covers 2" of your butt. Covering the rest is soley up to you

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    Did I post my pic? LOL

    I am down to 227 lbs. but I am shooting to get back to my birth weight of 6 lbs 9 oz. Tae Bo here we go!

    McDojo eh? Lemme think and I will check back---
    The above is just my opinion.

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    Amy,

    Those were hilarious.

    So here's the big question for everyone:

    What percentage of martial arts schools today would you classify as McDojos?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seabrook
    Amy,

    Those were hilarious.

    So here's the big question for everyone:

    What percentage of martial arts schools today would you classify as McDojos?
    In my area? 75%......Basically a TKD "Academy" has a monopoly on all the rec centers, city sponsored areas, the YMCA, and multiple training dojos. Complete with 8 year old black belts.
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    I agree with the TDK.

    We have a fair number of those around here. We also have a lot of Kovar's Karate. If you haven't heard of them, you soon will. They are spreading like the plague.

    They used to be Tracy Kenpo schools. There were 1 or 2 of them. Now there are a bunch of them and they have a plan to spread across the country. They have gone largely TKD and it's a serious McDojo. They also claim to teach about 12 other kinds of martial arts and they give stripes or belts religiously every 4-6 weeks. As if.

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    In my small town we have two TKD schools and they are in pretty serious competition with each other. I don’t know much about either of the schools other than what I saw on their websites. I was approached a few times by the lead instructor of one of the schools. I was picking up my youngest daughter from daycare and I walked in with my school shirt on. (I was bummin’ that day) anyway the guy was cool he just wanted to ask if I liked my school and if I would be willing to visit his school for a free class. I told him I might stop by one day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2004hemi
    I walked in with my school shirt on. (I was bummin’ that day) .
    Bummin'???

    I consider gi pants and a karate shirt to be the height of fashion!

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    Top Ten Signs you're in a McDojo

    10. Your instructor has a Grandmaster's Certificate. In Crayon.
    9. The Senior Assistant Instructor is a 4-year-old black belt.
    8. The sign in the window says the school trains in more than 10 martial arts.
    7. It specializes in a Scandinavian Martial Art.
    6. Your instructor tries to sell you Amway products.
    5. While examining the school's tournament trophies, you find 3 for spelling bees.
    4. Reading the contract for the school is considered a kata (and a long one at that).
    3. No one sweats.
    2. While at a tournament, your opponent finds out who your teacher is and high-fives her teacher.
    1. When paying for your belt examinations, the instructor asks: "Do you want fries with that?"
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    I like #6 the best that’s funny
    A black belt covers 2" of your butt. Covering the rest is soley up to you

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    People must check to see if the topic already exists before posting it to the site. Especially if it is a joke that has been floating around for 5 or 6 years.
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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