Sensei Ray Porter and Te-Jutsu New Zealand
Unfortunately for this gentleman this started as a typical translation/grammar argument. There are hundreds, if not close to a thousand, of these threads all over bullshido. They end up in trollshido or YMAS and die a slow death. This thread was headed in this direction until numerous appeals to authority.
If you need the entire back story here is the thread:
His overzealous student jadekayak, John Williams, offered up the dojo for a challenge and promised to take pictures of colons. He argued that Te-Jutsu was older than old, from Okinawa, and not a made up art despite numerous instances of proof to the contrary.
Multiple people create new arts from Bruce Lee to some of our very own instructors and fellow posters. Some are legit some are not, but this is not the issue. if you have legit training and can source most of your credentials who cares. That is not the issue nor the focus of this thread.
What came to light was various websites proving it is new and his tie to some very questionable organizations for some of his ranks.
There are two glaring things wrong with Sensei Porter's Bio concerning Te-Jutsu.
The first was the awarding of a PhD in Philosophy for Martial Arts.
The three main awards presented were:
Sokeship 10th Dan, for the Founding of Shiroi Tsuru Te-jutsu
PhD in Martial Arts and Sciences
6th Dan in Karate
The benefits of WOMA membership
Many other associations will try to copy us but can't come near us. We screen our inductees and only will accept the "Best of the Best" in their arts and disciplines. We offer you this:
We dont have yearly membership fees or charge charter fees for schools.
We Dont charge for promotions. WE have technical advisers of various disciplines to promote. We only issue ranks that you have "earned" not bought!
You must send us a copy of your rank you attained from a sensei or master not from a hall of fame or association.
Send the name of your school for dojo lifetime charter
Send (4) small passport photo's for ID purposes
IF you are a founder of your system you will receive SOKEship at no extra charge
If you have an e-mail send it plus your postal mailing address and phone number.
If you have over 25 years of martial arts you are eligible for your doctorate degree at no charge. (This is not an academic degree,..it is given for your service to martial arts.
You must enclose a postal money order or western union draft of $150USD for lifetime induction. Personal checks will not be accepted. Please make out the postal money order "WOMA/Jack Stern"
Personal checks will not be accepted!
Please send your birth date(not the year, only the month & day). We send Birthday greetings yearly.
WOMA USA aka World Organisation of Martial Arts aka World Organization of Mixed Martial Arts.
Yes, that is a name change from what was listed in this article
Now, what I find very interesting is the fact the WOMA is not on the above PhD certificate image. The award is from the "International University of Martial Arts Sciences."
Notice, if you will, that nowhere on the Mr. Porter's website is it shown that the PhD isn't an academic award.
Now, it gets even more interesting. In the article above they claim the awards were unsolicited. This is a semantic play on words. Which is interesting because many of these organizations are self/student nominated awards. I nominate someone and after a fee they are a Hall of Fame, PhD, or other award holder of a particular Hall of Fame..