The first step to not getting fooled by fraudulent martial arts "masters" and their organizations is know what it martial arts fraud is and how to recognize it when you see it.
What is fraud?: What makes something fraudulent.
What is martial arts fraud?: How martial arts can defraud the public.
Organizations: How organizations defraud the public.
Certificate mills: How anyone can get a black belt certificate.
Pseudo-masters: Pretend masters who rip-off the public.
Sokes: How you can found a new martial art.
Ostentatious behavior: If you look and act important, you must be important.
Urban legends: Things you've heard about the martial arts that you may believe are true.
Stunts exposed: You can't believe everything you see at martial arts demonstrations.
ROCK: The ultimate martial art.