David Jacobs' BJJGround Famous Guys Selling Certs new trend in BJJ?


Edited: 9/13/18 6:04 PM
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A 4th degree friend was contacted by a famous BJJ guy's representative and asked if he would like to buy a certificate from the famous guy --who he has no relation to, he's not in his lineage, etc.

The representative said for $200 you get 1) a cert 2)  aT-shirt and 3) listed on a website as being "legit" according to the famous guy.

It's NOT a black belt and it's NOT an affiliation. It's just a certificate from the famous guy --something you can use for marketing or whatever. 

He also said if HE (4th degree friend) could find other BBs who wanted  certificates from the famous guy, he would get a taste. (Sort of a MLM type situation?)

Apparently this is a new thing that the famous guy and a couple of his brothers are doing.

 

Anyone heard of this or been approached...???

Edited: 9/13/18 7:28 PM
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Seems like they are all just trying to live the American dream and capitalize/profit while they still can.

9/13/18 7:47 PM
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Tell me more about the T-shirt...

 

Does it have a dragon or a pitbull on it?   

9/13/18 8:01 PM
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liuk3 - 

Seems like they are all just trying to live the American dream and capitalize/profit while they still can.


In candor, the representative (who's an old school American BB) and is an acquantance of my friend, said it was to give the famous guy "money for retirement" and to help "cement his legacy" (whatever that means).

--I have 400 black belts, never met 200 of them, but I am so proud that they are a part of my legacy?

I don't get that part. I think it's 100% about cash.

 

 

 

9/13/18 8:04 PM
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purplehaze - 

Tell me more about the T-shirt...

 

Does it have a dragon or a pitbull on it?   


I don't know.

 

--But if you're interested in Dragon & Pitbull themed active leasure wear --checkout the shendokanshop!

9/13/18 9:04 PM
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It sounds like a quasi-shady move where he is, by way of his name and reputation, offering marketing (name listed, etc.) to already established legitimate black belts, ie. not selling belts at all but for $$ you get a mention from him.
Probably needs money.
Edited: 9/13/18 9:42 PM
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is it cheaper to be certified by rickson under jjgf?!?!?

 

;p

 

9/13/18 10:57 PM
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"He also said if HE (4th degree friend) could find other BBs who wanted  certificates from the famous guy, he would get a taste. (Sort of a MLM type situation?)"

 

Um, a taste in what...?

9/14/18 2:31 AM
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Sgt. Slaphead -

is it cheaper to be certified by rickson under jjgf?!?!?

 

;p

 

Lol this 

9/15/18 11:32 PM
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Gayer than cum on a mustache.

9/16/18 2:52 AM
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LiveToFightInc -

"He also said if HE (4th degree friend) could find other BBs who wanted  certificates from the famous guy, he would get a taste. (Sort of a MLM type situation?)"

 

Um, a taste in what...?

A taste means a cut of the money.

A cut of the money means a portion of the proceeds. 

A portion of the proceeds means a cut of the money.  But just a taste.

9/16/18 3:00 AM
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cmon....tell us the name!

 

I wanna be CER5IFIED by both rickson and the other famous name.....thatll show ibjjf since they wont certify me!!

9/16/18 5:44 AM
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Names! Names! Names!

Ari Bolden? Matt Furey? The Greek pankration guy? Matt Hatmaker?

9/16/18 2:57 PM
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Guy... I feel so stupid. I misunderstood and posted something dumb withpout getting all the facts first.

Now that I have had it explained to me --and been given the opportunity to come on-board as a representative myself-- I realize, this is not a money grab at all. Instead, it's an AMAZING opportunity, for EVERYONE.

Please contact me if you want to be recognized by a legend OR if you are interested in a career helping others to become recognized.

It's all about legacy. Let's build something amazing, together!

9/16/18 4:06 PM
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Im IN...who do I paypal?

 

9/17/18 1:37 AM
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Give the name already