Daily Archives: September 28, 2010

Cults in the Martial Arts (and Elsewhere)

Marc “Animal” MacYoung’s Cults in the (Martial Arts) World is a thing of beauty and “sense”, as befits his whole great site No-Nonsense Self-Defense.  Real-world, no-bullshit information that we should be teaching our children (and ourselves).

Note the universal application of his description of cults and cult-like behavior:

When it comes to cults, there is nothing simple about them. Cults have incredibly complex business/interpersonal/marketing/spiritual /psychological dynamics. However, there is one overriding element, making money.

There are many other great articles there.  Surf around and sample.  You might start with Self-Defense Explained.

(h/t In Mala Fide)