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1/19/13 2:56 PM
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Sherdoggystyle - Is it just me or did anyone feel like the letter was very preachy without explicit evidence? I mean I read the first 8 pages or so and it just really dragged on with philosophical and life advice that Ryan would give, which is great. But he never gave any explicit stories.

I don't mean to discredit Ryan Hall's letter at all. In fact, it's an important one considering how close he was to Lloyd Irvin and the "cult." But I want some anecdotes! How can I understand the advice fully if a context for it isn't really given?

Any explicit story would probably equal a lawsuit.

Not if it's true.

A lot of people told the truth about Lance Armstrong, got sued, and lost. Truth means very little in the legal system....
1/19/13 3:20 PM
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William Colosimo - This should be stickied. Too bad this couldnt somehow be required reading for this site and MA schools

+1 for making it a sticky
1/19/13 3:23 PM
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+1 more for mods to sticky
1/19/13 4:05 PM
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ato316 - +1 more for mods to sticky
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1/19/13 6:32 PM
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William Colosimo - This should be stickied. Too bad this couldnt somehow be required reading for this site and MA schools

+1 for making it a sticky

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1/19/13 7:32 PM
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1/19/13 7:57 PM
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1/19/13 8:39 PM
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1/19/13 9:09 PM
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MMMM I LOVE it! Nice to see this FINALLY happening...took long enough
1/19/13 9:37 PM
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Holy jebus that letter was an epic beat down
1/19/13 9:44 PM
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Heeeyyyyyyoooooo!








Just kidding.

Fuck that yelling at events.

Good on Ryangle.

It's a cult for sure. Phone Post
1/19/13 10:05 PM
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JeffersonDArcyChoke -  Heeeyyyyyyoooooo!








Just kidding.

Fuck that yelling at events.

Good on Ryangle.

It's a cult for sure. Phone Post

At the very least, a part of Team LI will feel dumb anytime they say that battle cry at the tournaments.
1/19/13 11:16 PM
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vote up for a STICKY!
1/20/13 2:40 AM
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1/20/13 3:09 AM
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too long, didn't read the whole thing.

i was hoping that ryan would give DETAILS about the shady stuff lloyd was doing to make him leave the team. but instead he opted to remain vague. what a letdown.
1/20/13 5:52 AM
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Can anyone mail this letter to the Jungle house? I think there might be a very good audience there. Phone Post
1/20/13 5:55 AM
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1/20/13 7:24 AM
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Excellent read, what a class act.
1/20/13 10:07 AM
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In. AMAZING. We will be sharing this with our students.
1/20/13 3:03 PM
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1/20/13 3:18 PM
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1/20/13 5:54 PM
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"I hope someone tapes this letter to Marcos Avellan's forehead"

yea, with a stapler. While they're at it, they should probably include a dictionary.. some serious words used in there.
1/21/13 2:40 AM
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1/21/13 6:48 AM
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ultimatestreetfighter - too long, didn't read the whole thing.

i was hoping that ryan would give DETAILS about the shady stuff lloyd was doing to make him leave the team. but instead he opted to remain vague. what a letdown.

I must say I, too, don't mind hearing the actual facts about actual events. Putting in a few of those paints a better picture.

His letter omitted that.
1/21/13 12:37 PM
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Open Mat Radio - 

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/


that was beautiful and eloquently written! Ryan is a real martial artist!


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