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1/18/13 3:43 PM
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We urge everyone to take a few minutes of their time and read this extremely important letter by Ryan Hall to the martial arts community. Please read, reflect on what Ryan has to say and please share this. We need to help bring light back to our community and this is an amazing step in that direction. Much respect to Ryan for being brave and posting it. It is too lengthy to post so please read it all here

http://livingthemartialarts.com/

1/18/13 3:43 PM
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Edited: 01/18/13 3:46 PM
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Reading....

1/18/13 3:47 PM
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Please sticky this or at least keep it ttt!

Thanks!

1/18/13 3:51 PM
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We know how Ryan feels about Lloyd

"Martial Arts as a Means of Generating a Cult Following"

1/18/13 3:52 PM
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1/18/13 3:56 PM
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Between Hall & Callos Irvin's detractors seem to be 1 trillion times more eloquent, intelligent & sophisticated than TLI defenders

that isnt a letter, its an unrecoverable beatdown

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Wow

1/18/13 3:57 PM
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Wow. Good read
1/18/13 3:58 PM
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Nice to see a respected guy speaking up, been seeing posts about "loyalty" from the Facebook group "I Love BJJ" for the last two days and throwing up in my mouth.

1/18/13 4:01 PM
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I am on page 5 - I can confirm; no lube

*shudders*

 

The worst of this is certainly the work of some truly reprehensible individuals who 
seem to think that they have the right to destroy the dignity and innocence of 
others in the pathetic service of their own desires.  Some of them will hopefully 
bear the full brunt of the justice system’s penalty for the atrocities they have 
committed.  Others may not be liable to judgment at the hands of the courts, but 
should in no way be excused for their own disgusting acts both past and recent.
 
Somewhat less grievous, but still staggering in its absurd level of insensitivity, 
cultish wagon circling, and revolting lack of perspective has been the response of 
certain individuals who feel the need to blindly defend the actions of those with 
whom they are associated....
1/18/13 4:01 PM
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Great read.

Best part:

"I understand now that poor character is poor character and there is never any reason to support it, no matter what carrot that person dangles in front of you or threat that person holds over your head. If an individual is willing to blur or even outright ignore the rules of right and wrong, of human decency, on any level, they are highly likely to do the same in other aspects of their life whether I have witnessed them do so yet or not. If they have mistreated others, it’s only a matter of time before my number is called."

Much respect to Ryan.

1/18/13 4:04 PM
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Regardless of whether you agree with Ryan's stance or not (and I do), its clear that the Martial Arts community needs more Ryan Halls.
1/18/13 4:06 PM
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Ryan Hall. Instant hero! :-)
1/18/13 4:06 PM
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letter? it's a book!!

at least I know what I'll be reading between bits of "work" over the next couple hours.
1/18/13 4:07 PM
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Subbed Phone Post
1/18/13 4:07 PM
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Ryan has always been solid.

1/18/13 4:08 PM
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In. Phone Post
1/18/13 4:09 PM
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Awesome read. Phone Post
1/18/13 4:10 PM
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Powerful Ryan Hall ! Phone Post
1/18/13 4:16 PM
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i am impressed with Ryan Hall as a person...i hope he continues to have much success in life and in bjj.
1/18/13 4:17 PM
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Bravo Mr. Hall

1/18/13 4:17 PM
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Amazing letter.

Is there any doubt now that Team Lloyd Irvin acts as a cult - at least for its medal chasers?
1/18/13 4:18 PM
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Awesome read! Thanks for standing up so eloquently Ryan.

No frat ( read 22 page PDF on iPhone) Phone Post
1/18/13 4:25 PM
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Reading... noticing that Ryan Hall is a fan of V for Vendetta.
1/18/13 4:27 PM
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