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A martial arts school that is solely established to make money instead of genuinely teaching martial arts. A huge percentage of mcdojos in the U.S.
Some signs of a mcdojo:
- The instructor claims to be a 10th degree black belt (highest rank possible that is achieved through lifetime of commitment and practice)
-Instructor like you to refer to him/her as master/grandmaster or some other ego boosting work
-The instructor is overweight
-The instructor walks around like a king but doesn't actually (physically) show any techniques
-The instructor has a nice/expensive car
-The instructor claims to be some kind of champion
-Lots of trophies around the dojo
-Uniforms with lots of unnecessary patches
-Young black belts
-Receiving a black belt in a short amount of time
-No one ever fails a belt test
-Lots of small children running around like it's Chucky Cheese (they are often called little tigers or little dragons or something like that)
-Outrageous prices
-No discipline
-No physical workout (no one is completely exhausted after practice)
-The school enforces point fighting
-No real self-defense
-Little to no contact in sparring
-School claiming to be "Family friendly"

-"A Black Belt School"
-Contract having an option to pay a year in advance
-Guaranteed to have a belt promotion test within 3 months of starting training
-Students showing poor technique and no power
-Young children sparring with adults (imagine being at least a teenager and sparing a 10 year old)
-Instructors claiming to be the best and having the best school
I can go on, but you get the idea.
I am a 10th Degree Black Belt in Karate and Tae Kwon Do, Grandmaster Billy Joe Bob, Ph. D. Tiger Karate McDojo is the school of CHAMPIONS
by vladik87 September 11, 2009
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Here are some more Mcdojo examples in addition to my list that was posted eariler.

1. The Black Belts haven't reached puberty yet and they can rent out the dojo for birthday parties.

2. Your instructor tries to flirt with your girlfriend when she attempts to visit you at the dojo.

3. Your instructor is having an affair with one of his students.

4. Your instructor gives a speech during class about how TKD is superior to all other martial arts.

5. Your instructor won't allow you to compete in a tournament because his techniques are too deadly and you'd actually kill or seriously injure anyone you competed against.

6. You attend a Chinese Kung Fu School that uses the Japanese Belt Ranking System.

7. You attend a Hapkido School, but all the grappling elements have been curiously eliminated from the training.

8. Your instructor places an embargo on his students equipment purchases. You will be repremanded for bringing in gear and Gi's purchases outside the Mcdojo.

9. While sparring your instructor complains that you're not being aggressive enough. Then, when you become more aggressive your instructor complains that your being too aggessive.

10. Your instructor names his style after himself. For example Joe Son Do, Dux Ryu, Rex Kwon Do.
Look at all these 7 year old Black Belts running around. This place is a Mcdojo.
by zman333 March 14, 2008
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Martial arts club with no crediblity.
Black belt in 6 months? Mmmmm that smells Like a tasty McDojo
by MintyMoo September 27, 2006
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A martial arts studio that basically spits out belts to hold the attention of its students so they can suck the money out of them.
A mc dojo is when Johnny took martial arts for 5 months and got his yellow belt.Chris took martial arts for 4 weeks and got his yellow belt while being sloppy and unprepared.
by A&B March 20, 2006
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A Martial Arts School that has one or more of the following characteristics.

1. Your instructor has a mullet.

2. Your instructor drives a thunderbird or a Camaro.

3. You can get a Black Belt in less than 2 years.

4. Your instructor is overweight.

5. Your instructor claims to have secret techniques that he can only reveal to you once you've received your black belt.

6. They claim to offer MMA training, but the instructor has never had a single professional fight.

7. You can earn a new colored belt every 1-3 months. Hence, the term "belt factory."

8. The students seem to be more interested in putting on a fashion show than learning martial arts.

9. Everyone seems to be obsessed with what current action movie stars are doing and when you mention a professional MMA fighters name they give you blank stares.
Johnny got his Black Belt in 1 year. I bet he attends a McDojo.
by ZMan3333 February 01, 2008
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McDojos are schools that are run and owned for the purpose of making money. Typically you are able to get a black belt in less than 2-3 years, and you are usually guranteed success on the black belt test. These schools charge outrageous amounts of money, have extensive contracts, and are sometimes cult like.
"I had to pay $3000 a year by contract to go to this mcdojo, I could not pay by the month"

"That McDojo is stupid, you won't learn anything and your bank will hit the fan."
by Alex February 19, 2005
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