College instructor in STL
Hey everyone, I took some courses over the summer at a community college in St Louis to supplement my university requirements and save money. I needed to fill some gaps to get full time status so I picked up Judo I with a guy that seemed overly theatrical and shady. I looked online to try to find some stuff about him but there isn't much. Just his listing on chun ji do international. When he introduced himself to the class he listed blackbelts in a LOT of different arts. My uh-oh light was blinking immediately. He talked about knowing a style that he couldn't talk about because it was secret or something like that. He hinted at it a few times and said that in his art he liked to get in very close and strike (but it wasn't any well-known art). He talked about knowing all these pressure points and how chi exists in the body and can be utilized to disrupt others or stun them. He hinted at knowing intricate deadly techniques as well. He was like one of those guys out of a really bad MA movie.
He said he was law enforcement so I granted him some experience with handling people. We never really rolled or did any sort of sparring with him so I never got to see any demonstrations. He showed us how to do 4 throws and then a handful of stuff that I'm pretty sure wasn't judo as well as a bunch of pressure points. Our last class involved sparring with others. I had missed the previous one so I had to spar with the other 7 students for a minute each. I had VERY basic jiu jitsu experience and learned a little from a guy that used to wrestle and ended up doing some combatives tournaments in the military. I ended up doing well and he said he was impressed but I knew that the class was nonsense. The whole thing was ridiculous and I felt bad that a few of those kids thought they were really learning something, maybe even confident that they could defend themselves in a real fight.
I tried getting a jiujitsu lineage out of him but got nothing. I felt that i had a good idea of what a bad session looked like and found a real BJJ gym in the area and my search for knowledge found this site. I looked all over the place for this guy and only found the one site I mentioned above... chun ji do international. I can't post a link yet since I'm still new
His name is Roby Irby