UnderGround Forums Guy claiming to be Rickson Brown Belt from 90s?

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http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/mma.cfm?go=forum.posts&thread=2112674&page=1

Saw this in the Atam BJJ forum and thought there might be some people in the know at the UG too. UK based guy claiming via email to prospective students that he is a Rickson brown belt and got it in the 90s at Torrance C.A, no searchable information. It seems it is being investigated by some other UK BJJ clubs at this point, but they need some help to verify if he is legit or not.

Guy's name is Antonio Estepanian, and is operating in the Guildford area.

Can anyone shed any light if they have contacts?

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He trained for 6 years with Royse and Ricshon Gracie in the US, obtaining his Brown Belt. Phone Post
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Here we go! Phone Post
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https://www.google.com/search?q=guildford mma academy Phone Post
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Been following this too, This should be good. 

 

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What is his name ?

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Antonio Estepanian

AGE: 38
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 34
QUALIFICATIONS:

• 5th Dan in Taekwondo
• 2nd Dan in Karate
• 2nd Dan in Japanese Jujitsu
• Brown Belt in Brazilian Jujitsu
• 2nd Dan in Kickboxing
• Over 23 years' experience in Thai Boxing
• Certified strengthening and conditioning coach – advanced level and NASM
• NASM Level 4

PROFILE:

Antonio has 34 years experience in Martial Arts and Fitness, working in various prestigious gyms and Martial Arts Academies across the United States. He entered into the Martial Arts arena at an early age, enabling him to achieve winning over 30 National Open Tournaments in full contact forms and point fighting. His continual goal is to pass on his skills and to continue developing cross training as a balanced form of art and to maintain the highest level of fitness.

COMPETITION HISTORY:

King of the Cage full contact fighting, World Tae Kwon Do Championships, Open Martial Arts Tournament, Ed Parker’s Nationals, Open Martial Arts Tournament, United States Open Jujitsu Championship, Pan American Jujitsu Championships.
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KOTC is pretty easily verified.....

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Saw this post on bullshido:

2 answers so far...1st from Allan Manganello, long-time Rickson student (and close friend of the late Rockson) says he's never heard of him. "Definitely no" from Henry Akins (Rickson BB and former instructor at Rickson's academy). Still waiting to hear from Chris Saunders (one of 2 Rickson BBs in the "Dirty Dozen"

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JOB - Saw this post on bullshido:

2 answers so far...1st from Allan Manganello, long-time Rickson student (and close friend of the late Rockson) says he's never heard of him. "Definitely no" from Henry Akins (Rickson BB and former instructor at Rickson's academy). Still waiting to hear from Chris Saunders (one of 2 Rickson BBs in the "Dirty Dozen"


link please bro?

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I hope this ends with an Ashida Kim 27 step death move level hilarity Phone Post
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link to Bullshido thread: http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=119465

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In, hasn't been a good witch hunt on here for a while. Phone Post
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If Henry is saying no, that's all I need to hear. Phone Post
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There is 1 Rickson Gracie Brown belt in the uk his name is Dean Taylor and has trained forever.... he is totally legit.

Never heard of this guy though.
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Here are the links to the Guilford Martial Arts Academy website: http://www.guildfordmartialarts.com/ourinstructors.htm           http://www.guildfordmartialarts.com/brazilianjiujitsu.htm

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lol. Here we go again!