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2/18/13 12:42 PM
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cawsie77
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My coaches Tom Barlow & Kenny Baker, both Black belts under Braulio are trying to organise a BJJ comp in Plymouth. I've just found out someone has stolen their idea, and the name they were going to use. The people that are running it are have never fought BJJ, or even trained. They seem to be doing it out of spite and to make money. The Devon & Cornwall area is crying out for a decent competition, but these guys are not the ones to run it. Kenny & Tom will still be running a competition in the near future and would really appreciate your support.

2/18/13 1:37 PM
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The organisers of the sham comp run an MMA grading system. Body combat is part of the syllabus at junior level. Think that says it all. We've genuine guys here, trying to promote Bjj, whilst the other club have even copied Renzos logo!!! Phone Post
2/18/13 5:30 PM
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don't really get what you're whining about here. It's hardly a novel idea and they can still put it on themselves. It'll be more credible and attract more entrants under Braulio's name anyway

if they're genuinely stealing IP like a registered logo then that's different but Tom and Kenny can still run a comp
2/18/13 5:58 PM
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If you knew what the gym in question was like you'd be annoyed. This idea was created months ago by Tom and Kenny. Website set up etc. This other gym basically stole the whole idea. Got there first. They've no interest in Bjj. Just money. They market their MMA system. It includes a nunchuck kata? They're preying on unsuspecting people who hear about MMA, would you want to be graded in any form of martial art that includes body combat and cross training? It's the fact they've stolen the idea. We're hoping that our local Bjj community will see what's going on here and offer support. Tom and Kenny are the only two people in plymouth who have dedicated theirselves to Bjj. Phone Post
2/18/13 6:45 PM
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This isn't a case of whining, it's a case of outing a gym run by a money grubbing con man. They're dragging our sport's name through the mud just to con more people out of money. They're no better than the fake black belts that MMAguy outs on these boards, they're not interested in anything other than conning people who don't know any better out of money and quality instruction.
2/18/13 8:12 PM
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so man up and dojo storm.
2/19/13 1:48 AM
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Why? The students aren't to blame. We are simply trying to spread the word to fellow Bjj enthusiasts about this comp and how the idea has been stolen. We've not just posted on here and hoped for the best. We're notifying all legitimate gyms in our area as well. Phone Post
2/19/13 2:08 AM
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Isnt rapha dos santos down in cornwall? Im sure he will have something to say about it, plus the bjj community here in england is still quite small, gyms tend to know what is legit and what isnt, people know each other, i doubt it will get off the ground Phone Post
2/19/13 3:44 AM
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cawsie77 - Why? The students aren't to blame. We are simply trying to spread the word to fellow Bjj enthusiasts about this comp and how the idea has been stolen. We've not just posted on here and hoped for the best. We're notifying all legitimate gyms in our area as well. Phone Post
Make sure u let Darren at Fightworx know Phone Post
2/19/13 4:08 AM
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Think he's been informed mate. Gb plymouth are contacting everyone. Phone Post
2/19/13 4:08 AM
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Brabo Ben - Isnt rapha dos santos down in cornwall? Im sure he will have something to say about it, plus the bjj community here in england is still quite small, gyms tend to know what is legit and what isnt, people know each other, i doubt it will get off the ground Phone Post
Yeah. He's Barra as well Phone Post
2/19/13 5:23 AM
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Might be worth adding it on the BJJ Underground on Facebook too ;) Phone Post
2/19/13 5:54 AM
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This is one for the FB UK bjj underground... Phone Post
2/19/13 7:22 AM
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I'll have to add it later. Unless someone could post a link ? Phone Post
2/19/13 7:42 AM
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So what gym is it then? What is the comp called? Phone Post
2/19/13 8:03 AM
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Hybrid MMA. Southwest Bjj open. Phone Post
2/19/13 12:55 PM
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http://southwestbjj.co.uk/

2/19/13 12:56 PM
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The above link is Tom and Kennys comp

 

2/19/13 1:06 PM
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We've done that, all affiliates have been contacted, real ggod response


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