"We are not a McDojo"

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  1. d1jinx

    d1jinx Master Black Belt

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    or maybe a MCDOJANG!?
     
  2. Touch Of Death

    Touch Of Death Sr. Grandmaster

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    Maybe they have not heard the term, but a person whom hears the word will automaticly know what it means. This is just one schools reaction to the term. I wouldn't judge the quality of instruction on any form of advertisment.
    Sean
     
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    Very funny!!! MC What the heck
     
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    While I would go to the school before making any decision, it would probably put me "on guard" when I entered, which may not be good, as it would probably get me to looking closer at a school than I normally would (and I already look at them pretty close!).

    Another one that sets off alarms is "We are not a Belt Factory", as EVERY school that I have looked at first hand, including a "friends", that says that, has been a belt factory. (Again, that *I* have *looked* at, some may not be, but the ones that post that tend to be in my book...)
     
  5. Stac3y

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    I think it would be very entertaining to set up a studio named "McDojo" and see how many students showed up. Advertise that you get a new belt every 3 months, no matter how many classes you miss or how you do on tests (or maybe that there are no tests--even better.)
     
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    It is probably not a bad business model and would succeed with a certain segment of the population - such as soccer moms (sorry, first thing that came to mind).

    It's like home theatre stores and places that sell audiophile gear. Both exist, both supposedly sell top-notch audio-visual, but one appeals to one group and one to another. And they don't really cross-paths.

    McDojo's have their place, but not amongst the group on MT.
     
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    Must would believe they are just a chain from a bigger martial art school, like all the Mc Donalds.
     
  8. Touch Of Death

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    I guess they are bringing up a negative image. Its like telling people, "WE DON"T SUCK!".
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    Do a google search for "we are not a mcdojo" and 90% of the hits look disturbingly McDojo-ish with sokes, secret societies.. the works :uhyeah:
     
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    One "not a McDojo" also feels the need to point out the following on their page:

    I am not getting near that place..
     
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    I skimmed this thread. Was a link to the Dojo's site posted?
     
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    No I did not post a link to the site(s) just because I didn't think it would be right to directly bash the specific school, even if it is a McDojo.

    Here is a funny quote though from the site that demonstrates what I was talking about with regards to the misspellings all over the site. It's like they have a 8 year old for a webmaster:

    "Come Join Grandmatser XXXXXXX & Master XXXXXX for this grand day and enjoy the activities:"

    I mean come on. Who is proofreading this stuff so that they can at least spell grand freakin master properly?
     
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    at least they didnt say.... GRANDMASSER![​IMG]
     
  15. K-man

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    I don't really mind as long as I can get one with the lot. Supersize me Matser!! [​IMG]
     
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    Didn't you mean 'GRANDMASSA' :D
     
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    mango.man, PM me the site. I am curious to see it.123
     

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