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    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    Sakuraba was awarded an honorary black belt in BJJ, which he admits, he never learned how to tie. Kabib is a black belt in Judo and a Master in Sambo. He is a white belt in BJJ. An art doesn't get to claim someone just because they have walked in one of their schools. They are both wrestlers...
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    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    Never said anything like that. Now you are just making things up.
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    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    BJJ is not the center of the martial arts universe. Not even the ground fighting universe. Ask Kazushi Sakuraba or Kabib Nurmagomedov. BJJ guys clearly don't know everything about grappling. Don't get me wrong, it is a great martial art. But practitioners tend to think it is the be all and end...
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    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    You don't know what I learned or what my experience is. You weren't there. I have over 25 years studying the arts, including Judo, Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, Karate', Krav Maga and yes, a little BJJ. I know I don't know it all, I doubt anyone does, but I know what I learned and I know I can use it.
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    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    And that is exactly what I learned when I studied ground fighting.
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    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    It had its day early on, but in the history of the UFC, 64% more fights have been decided by KO than submission. And not all the submissions have been by BJJ guys. There are wrestlers getting them too. So in the long run, BJJ has proven to be important, but not the dominant, art.
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    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    Yeah, when someone goes out of the way to irritate me, I get irritated. I'm funny like that. As to the BJJ guys, they are pretty dogmatic. Somebody comes along and has some success with an art and people start to worship it. It usually has to do with what people see in sports, TV and movies...
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    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    No, never heard of that. It was a course called Impact Self Defense. It used attackers in full padded suits. You went at them full contact, no targets off limits. There was a whole ground fighting segment of it. I took a resident long weekend course in it and it was very intense.
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    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    You got that wrong. I did do a little of that in high school, many decades ago. What I learned about ground fighting was from a dedicated self defense program that was not related to any traditional martial art.
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    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    Everyone has holes in their game. That's why we don't stop training. And again, I am not against ground fighting. I just didn't care for the BJJ classes I took, but I like the school's Muay Thai program, so I stay there.
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    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    I think it's interesting that the vast majority of people don't study martial arts at all. Most martial artists give that huge group little notice. The people who get criticized by martial artists are the ones who do study, but not the art they consider the right one. I also have to note that...
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    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    I didn't say I avoided ground training. I just said I tried BJJ and didn't care for it, because those guys want to stay on the ground. The ground training I've had is about breaking contact and getting up. If BJJ emphasized that, I'd be all in. But I am just expressing my opinion that applies...
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    Why doesn't boxing, wrestling, and most Western fighting sports suffer from the Mcdojo phenomenon?

    I'm glad you had a successful outcome with BJJ when you really needed it. And I respect that you have found a martial art that you seem to click with. Everyone's experience is different. If there were only one best art for everyone, there would only be one art.
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