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    Default The McDojo List

    Please list any MMA McDojo's you know of as MMA becomes more and more mainstream there will be no doubt McDojo's will be cropping up all over the place.

    Please can we list the McDojo and then reasons why:

    1) DTEC MMA

    Reasons:

    The coach has no qualifications / grades etc (apart from a BJJ Blue Belt which was paid for)

    The only coaching he does relates to flipping tyres,medicine ball workouts, Kettle Balls, Bungee Cords etc etc etc he doesnt actually coach anything technical 80% of his sessions are cardio work.

    His number one fighter Darren "NINJA" Moore has less that 5 MMA fights (none pro i believe) and the coach at DTEC is trying to push him forward and has contacted the UFC about a possible matchup.

    He tried to match one of his niave students whom again had less that 5 MMA fights (none pro) with one of the UK's top Ligh heavy Weights who has fought on all of the top shows.

    ***** PLEASE AVOID THIS GYM AT ALL COSTS *****
    Last edited by Thunderlips; 14-03-2008 at 12:10 PM.

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    Ouch..........
    The Bushido MMA Academy

    Trying to master Tai Chi BJJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Livo-san View Post
    Ouch..........
    That was exactly what I thought!

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    TTT for people being aware of this place

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    Good thread

    I am pleased there is an attempt to alert people to the many dodgy mma gyms opening up conning people. We might know better but a noob would have no clue.

    I have a question:

    How important does anyone think a coaches record is?
    I ask because this club is run by someone with a 0-2 record and another guy who has never fought MMA. It is pretty large although I am aware it is only a uni club

    http://www.lancs.ac.uk/ug/marlow/instructors.htm

    Please share your views.

    I do not mean to insult anyone I would just like to know what the consensu is on an instructor's credibility.

    Personally I would prefer to learn from an instructor that has fought and won at preferably a high level in MMA but has at least fought at some level

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    Not all good coaches are good fighters, and vice versa In my opinion they do need previous experience not just a blue belt bought online and a few tyres, medicine balls etc to flog his "students" cardio wise

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    Quote Originally Posted by madhorsebjj View Post
    Good thread

    I am pleased there is an attempt to alert people to the many dodgy mma gyms opening up conning people. We might know better but a noob would have no clue.

    I have a question:

    How important does anyone think a coaches record is?
    I ask because this club is run by someone with a 0-2 record and another guy who has never fought MMA. It is pretty large although I am aware it is only a uni club

    http://www.lancs.ac.uk/ug/marlow/instructors.htm

    Please share your views.

    I do not mean to insult anyone I would just like to know what the consensu is on an instructor's credibility.

    Personally I would prefer to learn from an instructor that has fought and won at preferably a high level in MMA but has at least fought at some level
    I fought kris in our po debeut in 2005.. He is a good guy, and a good fighter.

    His other loss is to terry etim.. You cant realy blaim anonyone for losing to etim.

    Also i believe he has amateur wins and grappling wins
    Insert whiny message

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    Bit harsh he is 0-2 but he fought Terry Etim and Aaron Karels.


    Quote Originally Posted by madhorsebjj View Post
    Good thread

    I am pleased there is an attempt to alert people to the many dodgy mma gyms opening up conning people. We might know better but a noob would have no clue.

    I have a question:

    How important does anyone think a coaches record is?
    I ask because this club is run by someone with a 0-2 record and another guy who has never fought MMA. It is pretty large although I am aware it is only a uni club

    http://www.lancs.ac.uk/ug/marlow/instructors.htm

    Please share your views.

    I do not mean to insult anyone I would just like to know what the consensu is on an instructor's credibility.

    Personally I would prefer to learn from an instructor that has fought and won at preferably a high level in MMA but has at least fought at some level

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    my mcdojo is on a saturday morning where i show my girlfriends cousins some moves i seen on UFC, does that count?

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    Quote Originally Posted by madhorsebjj View Post
    Good thread

    I am pleased there is an attempt to alert people to the many dodgy mma gyms opening up conning people. We might know better but a noob would have no clue.

    I have a question:

    How important does anyone think a coaches record is?
    I ask because this club is run by someone with a 0-2 record and another guy who has never fought MMA. It is pretty large although I am aware it is only a uni club

    http://www.lancs.ac.uk/ug/marlow/instructors.htm

    Please share your views.

    I do not mean to insult anyone I would just like to know what the consensu is on an instructor's credibility.

    Personally I would prefer to learn from an instructor that has fought and won at preferably a high level in MMA but has at least fought at some level
    I have joined organisations simply by paying over some money. I have no training, no qualifications or experience of any type for the MMA and kickboxing game. Not that I am going to train or claim to be a trainer. My point is that it is that easy. The control has to start at the top by governing bodies. Those that cant do, teach. And very good teachers some of them are. Get a governing body that works for the sport and not for the money and you will get control over who teaches.

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