Friday, October 10, 2014

FACE-OFF FRIDAY: What is a McDojo?

IT'S FACE-OFF FRIDAY!

The term "McDojo" is used a lot in the martial arts world, usually in a negative way.  While I'm sure nobody would ever call themselves a McDojo, the term seems to include a very broad set of behaviors for some people, but narrow ones for others.

A McDojo is usually defined as a school that waters down what they have learned, deliberately, in order to appeal to the masses.

How do you know that any given school is a "McDojo". How can you tell?  What are the signs? How do you spot one?  What does "water down" really mean?

I want to know how YOU define it.

WHAT IS A MCDOJO?