Ok. So I'm driving down the road today back to my parents house when I see a HUGE banner that proclaims "MMA TAUGHT HERE!" OH SHIT! The only school near my parents house that teaches is like 45 min away(but it is a proper good school with some pro fighters). So I go get my gear and go in. I'm informed that its MMA based on Ninjitsu. They said this with a straight face...I shit you not. Ok, I'm not a judgmental guy so I figure Ill stay and see whats up. The first class is a self defense class so I'm not to excited about it. But I did learn to take a gun away from someone and defend a knife attack by flipping them over my shoulder and stabbing them with the knife. Provided they they do it really slow with a rubber knife. I'm asked by a student what I would do knowing BJJ(I was talking to him some durring class) if he attacked me with a knife. I looked at him like he was stupid and I said "I would run...because you have a knife" The instructor, honest to god, thinks he can catch a knife mid air and stab you with it... So the next class is "grappling". He found out that I did BJJ and he taught stick fighting instead. I was bummed. So after class I was messing with some of the guys and talking to them. It turns out that he has a MMA team that is about to start competing and one of the guys was "training to be invited on it". So I ask him if he wants to roll. He is lost, he doesn't even know what that is. So I explain to him that it is free grappling...and he is still lost. So I skip that and show him an arm bar drill. He doesn't even know how to sit in someones guard(or what that was) and let them practice. Some of the stuff I showed them(double leg, arm bar from guard, and triangle choke from guard) blew there mind. The instructor pulled me off to the side and asked if I would come teach the BJJ class Friday night. He confessed that the only BJJ he teaches is what he learned off a Carlson Gracie Jr. DVD he bought years ago. I agreed..but this place blew my mind. These kids are gonna get hurt learning this stuff. Several of his "advanced" students really think they can take a gun away from someone, or block a knife attack. And god help them if they get in a cage(like he is planning). So these are his credentials according to his pamphlet. Styles studied. Ninjutsu Kung Fu Hapkido Tang Soo Do Yoseikan Budo Judo Brazilian Jujitsu(spelled just like on his pamplet) Tae kwon Do Akido Shotakan Isshinryu Kickboxing Mu Doo Kwan Aikijujitsu Kenp "along with many sub styles of each one. Studing for black sash in Lung Shou Pai Kung Fu 2nd Degree Combat Hapkido 2nd Degree Tang Soo Do 4th Degree Tak Kwon Do (Honorary) <-- I don't even know what that means 4th Dan Togakure Ninjutsu 5th Dan Ryuu Kage Ryu Founder of System <-- He created a style and gave him self a 5th degree belt in it(that he wears around) He is also the womens college dorm instructor and the girl scouts self defense instructor. Oh my god. Its hard to type exactly what this night was like. Jesus Christ, people like this are going to kill the sport. This is what happens when it went "main stream"