Via Potentia ~ Modern Self Defense Training

Our next free seminar on self defense and physical conditioning is Friday, June 30 from 6 - 9 PM. Call or email to confirm availability and save a space.

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What is a McDojo (or McDochang)?

It is a perjorative term to describe martial arts programs that are focussed on profits or control over quality of techniques, honest instruction, etc.

How do I know if my school is a McDojo?

The presence of several of the following traits indicates that you may be in a McDojo. However, every program (including our own) has limitations and weaknesses; we're all human and have various imperfections. And every program has to at least break even, somehow, to keep the doors open. So recognize that just one or two of the traits are going to be present in almost any program. It is when you see multiple ones popping up that you know you have a problem.

Financial/Structural Red Flags

Psychological Red Flags

Technical Red Flags

Philosophical Red Flags

We welcome comments, questions and suggestions for improvement.
Via Potentia, 805 NW Alder St., McMinnville OR 97128
Telephone: 503-437-3450

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