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Post by Seir » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:34 am

One of the reasons I love BJJ so much, and something that I think needs to be adopted by the martial art community in general.

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Post by Deacon » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:00 am

The whole McDojo thing has been a problem for a long time, but I think when you combine a system where these places make money for awarding belts in a society where everyone gets a trophy and self-esteem is more important than accomplishments, you get a promise that anyone can be anything as long as they believe in themselves. So 10 year old kids walk around with a black belt thinking they're hot shit, as though they're any match at all for any adult who would do them harm in a parking lot.

I don't know whether this kind of "confidence" leads to bullying later, but I have a feeling assholes are assholes, and that doesn't seem to be the main issue here. I just wonder how someone can go from nothing to black belt in 5 years as suggested in the link unless they're really hitting it hard continually during that span.
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Re: Makes Sense

Post by Seir » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:20 am

Going from nothing to a black belt in a respectable art *can* happen in five years. However, it's only under extraordinary situations. The only one who comes into mind is BJ Penn, which is why he does carry the nickname "The Prodigy."
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