5 Red Flags that you’re in a ‘McDojo’

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

You may or may not be familiar with the term “McDojo”; for those that are unfamiliar with the term, a McDojo is a martial arts school that is primarily in business to make money and prey on the unsuspecting; it parades itself around as “the only place to train true martial arts” and oftentimes presents itself as a legitimate martial arts school with legitimate instructors.

However; upon further inspection there are some elements to this school that proves it is a horrendous martial arts facility and is in business to either take your money or fulfill a self-serving, self-promoting goal of a narcissistic owner.

Following you will find five indications that you are at a bad martial arts school…

5) Under qualified instructors teaching classes

When it comes to qualified instruction there is no substitute for performance.

A lot of times you will see a black belt, stripes on said black belt, and certificates on the wall, but, at the end of the day does the instructor practice what he preaches and can he perform on a level that is genuine, sincere, and effective?

Gyms that employ salesmen rather than martial artists find themselves in a situation where the instructor simply talks and never has to perform and when asked to perform always comes up with some sort of excuse as to why he cannot execute the technique or they just fail miserably.

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