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#232008 - 02/18/06 04:20 PM Re: New guy on the block! [Re: zei]
zei Offline
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Registered: 02/17/06
Posts: 16
...I guess I'm trying to bite more than I can chew...
Well you guys sound pretty tough! what academy,school, or whatever....kind of martial arts do you guys take?...
I'm taking ATA Black Belt Academy.
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#232009 - 02/18/06 04:21 PM Re: New guy on the block! [Re: TeK9]
zei Offline
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ei tek!you sound pretty good and experienced... how long have you been doing martial arts? and what do you take?
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#232010 - 02/18/06 06:11 PM Re: New guy on the block! [Re: TimBlack]
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I think he just means 7th kup, otherwise known as yellow belt... Comon people, it's not that hard to work out




My apologies, I did not consider this when I posted. Guess I need to think outside the box..

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Completely off subject but what is the point to this icon?
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#232011 - 02/18/06 06:19 PM Re: New guy on the block! [Re: zei]
Dereck Offline
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Registered: 10/04/04
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...I guess I'm trying to bite more than I can chew...
Well you guys sound pretty tough! what academy,school, or whatever....kind of martial arts do you guys take?...
I'm taking ATA Black Belt Academy.




No tougher then you are or what you can be. What ever you put into your training you will get out. We all started where you are and worked out way up. I've been only doing this for 3.5 years so I am still a newbie to it as well. As time goes on you will read stuff on here and hear stuff out there and you will start to understand things better too. Don't give it a second thought.
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#232012 - 02/18/06 07:34 PM Re: New guy on the block! [Re: TimBlack]
Mr_Heretik Offline
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Registered: 05/20/05
Posts: 1074
Loc: Bronx NY, USA
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I think he just means 7th kup, otherwise known as yellow belt... Comon people, it's not that hard to work out




Oops...that thought never occurred to me.

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#232013 - 02/18/06 08:11 PM Re: New guy on the block! [Re: zei]
zei Offline
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7th degree yellow belt? McDojang's get THAT bad?


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Wow! a 7th degree yellow belt? Im smellin a Mcdojo.


I dont know what you meant by McDojangs but sorry,if you guys got confuse with 7th degree. its just like what teamblack said.thats how they say it in my class so i just go with it you know.
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#232014 - 02/19/06 03:34 AM Re: New guy on the block! [Re: zei]
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When people refer to a McDojo or McDojang they are referring to McDonalds. There is one everywhere selling something cheap to make a fast buck and it is really no good for you. In the case of the McDojo/Dojang they are referring to martial art schools that you pay up front contracts or large monthly fees and you are guaranteed to be a black belt. That you move through the ranks quickly and possible in 1 to 2 years you are a black belt. That you are just paying for the belt and going through the motions of thinking you are a martial artist but should you ever need to use your skills then you will be sadly be in for a rude awakening.

I know this isn't much of a greating so I would ignore this. We have no idea about your school and is not fair to make such quick judgements of what we don't know.

Don't let something like this offend you ... and if it didn't, good. Just understand that there are many McDojos/Dojangs out there and Taekwondo seems to get the biggest rap though there are plenty out there for Kung Fu, Karate, BJJ, etc. Taekwondo just happens to be the fastest growing martial art and some people take advantage of it. Some purposely do it and others just don't have the skill to be instructors but do it thinking they are proficient enough when they are not. A black belt does not make an instructor ... regardless of what degree/dan they are.

Please continue to post as you see fit and I would like to re-welcome you to the FA Taekwondo Forum.
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#232015 - 02/19/06 06:29 AM Re: New guy on the block! [Re: Dereck]
zei Offline
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Registered: 02/17/06
Posts: 16
well..Maybe if I know what mcdojo means.. maybe I'll get a little bit offended but I think its true...If you wanna see what I say about my place go here..:
http://www.fightingarts.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/15827112/page/0/fpart/3/vc/1
I want to hone my skill... learn true martial arts.
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