I don't want to make the the backround story too long so I'll sum it up with: My current job blows, and I simply have no room budgetwise to train at the gym I WANT (a legitimate gym, with top quality BJJ/Boxing/MT/and MMA), especially with the holiday season coming up. Luckily, my career situation is quite likely to finally change in January. I figured it best to work on general fitness in the meantime, so at the very least, I can worry more about technique than getting in shape when I finally do get to train. Today I get wind of a promotial deal, a local Karate school is doing, with 1 completely free MONTH of class, gi included. I'm kinda stoked, I have a potential chance to train for free, until I look up their website.. Children blackbelts, cheap-wooden boards getting their ass kicked, 70+ blackbelts, "sparring" with no contact, hands down/blatantly overextended example attacks, and the capper... a reference to "kicking like Chuck Norris" :icon_chee in their add. Basically, this place feels like a total and dreaded "McDojo". I have two questions for you here Sherdog: 1. Ethical: Would I be a total dickhead for signing up for this class, with absolutely no intention of continueing past the free period? (as I'm looking to start at the gym I like as soon possible) ---and more importantly------ 2.Practical: Will training at a place like this teach me things worth knowing in a month? Like, will I walk into the "real" gym with something useful in ACTUAL sparring? OR, would going there expose me to an entire months worth of crap I have to "un-learn" before actually training. So, is it better to McDojo now and train later? or ya know, just work out now, and train later?