- Jan 4, 2012
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- New York
From merriam webster, the second definition is:Like a little bistro with an enthusiastic chef who can modify and dishes compared to Pizza Express with zombie staff and melted cheese on everything. Actually melted cheese is the best, but most analogies don’t bare close scrutiny!
I don’t think a successful dojo (one with many, competent students due to competent teaching ) need be classified as a McDojo. The term, I think, applies to many and poor quality students, teaching from the least qualified of instructors, accelerated Dan grade pathways and every opportunity to extract money from the poor students.
1. a system of religious veneration and devotion directed towards a particular figure or object.
"the cult of St Olaf"
a person or thing that is popular or fashionable among a particular group or section of society.
"the series has become a bit of a cult in the UK"
Just for clarity which of these do you mean, Steve?
I’m genuinely intrigued! Can you give an example?
Once making money becomes the primary objective then McDojo begin spring up. It’s either money or fame (usually a bit of both) that are the drivers of McDojo.
: great devotion to a person, idea, object, movement, or work (such as a film or book)
criticizing how the media promotes the cult of celebrity
especially : such devotion regarded as a literary or intellectual fad
: the object of such devotion
: a usually small group of people characterized by such devotion
the singer's cult of fans
The film has a cult following.
Definition of CULT