Member Since: 1/1/01
grandchampion -FatBuddha -FatBuddha -Herring in a Fur Coat - I don't give two shits about your training. You're ignorant and I'm not here to educate you. Not sure what you mean by "kind of a Sherdog thing", but I've done business with Sherdog, Mick Mayndard, Ed Soares - just to name a few... If that makes me a newbie, cool I'll be a newbie.
Anger management issues? LOL. You just said my training was a joke. I assure you they are the most respected credentials and names in martial arts but if you don't want to hear about them fine. No one cares who you've done business with btw. Your panties are seriously getting in a bunch over being called a newbie LOL.
Nah you know what, call it a joke, and I guess I should at least defend my teachers. I never claimed to know everything or that many areas of my martial arts training could use improvement, but I offer the following to show I deserve a seat at the table as far as commentating on these issues:
Attended UFC 3 in person, and numerous shows including MARS events in Georgia.
Trained in old Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido and Judo under Korean Army special forces officer Master Moo H. Kim from age 3 to 18.
Then trained for 5 plus years with Ajarn Chai Sirichute in Thai Boxing (who brought thai boxing to America), and Sifu Francis Fong in Wing Chun Kung Fu.
Wrestled, Centennial high school
Professor of Jiujitsu and black belt directly from Relson Gracie (traveling seminar assistant with Relson on his seminar tours). Trained with virtually every significant member of the Gracie family including Helio (over 25 hours of instruction including privates), Carlson, Rorion, Relson, Rickson, Ryron, Rener, and Rilion. Really explored other of brazilian jiujitsu including training trips to train with Marcelo Garcia, Eddie Bravo, de la Riva, Mario Sperry, etc. etc.
Received purple belt directly from world champion Helio "Soneca" Moreira
Apprentice instructor at Gracie Miami for 6 plus years.
Judo black belt having trained judo since 2004. Spent two summers in the Kodokan in Tokyo, Japan, and have four black belt course certificates from them. Trained with and interviewed everyone I could find in the judo world.
Certified in tactical shooting from Commence Fire, learning under a police officer with real world experience.
Apprentice instructor in JKD, Kali, Jun Fan Kickboxing from Bruce Lee protege Dan Inosanto.
As I obtained by law degree, then a Ph.D. in molecular biology, competing was never a huge part of my life, but I have competed in Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Judo, and Brazilian Jiujitsu tournaments in both in the United States and Japan, as well as in numerous challenge matches at police academies, Gracie Miami, etc.
All of that training yet little combat experience and you resort to calling me names like a child.
Man you must get all the clicks and likes and subscribes.
LOL, ohhhh good one, move the goalpost, I couldn't anticipate that would be the fault you'd find in my martial arts resume (not choosing mma as a career at at time when it was banned from PPV instead of becoming an attorney and scientist, although I did compete in 4 combat sports over 3 decades in 2 different countries). Never said I knew everything, actually SPECIFICALLY said I didn't know everything, just responding to someone saying that my training was "a joke" and that I had enough experience to be given a seat at the table commentating about these issues. You are acting like a child.
I never was in combat, but I have trained the U.S. Army, police departments, and members of the FBI and Navy SEALS, and fought challenge matches with whoever came through the door. But in all seriousness, thank you for your service. I appreciate that you served and had combat experience like your post implies.