hey - quite right but you've read it so it's helped somebody relating to Gunter's knowledge - I just googled him and was faced with the question on this site so was compelled to answer _ oh well !
this about him didn't improve my opinion:
Gunter Bauer has been studying Martial Arts for over 40 years under some of the world’s finest Masters of Hapkido, Tae Kwon Do, Kempo, Karate, Jujutsu and Tai chi, in which he holds various Dan grades.
Mr Bauer Soke 10th Dan is the founder of Ki-Bushi-Ryu Close Quarter Combat Systems.
Ki-Bushi-Ryu Close Quarter Combat Systems is recognized Internationally as a legitimate Self Protection System in its own right.
Mr Bauer is also a 8th Dan Grandmaster in Hapkido and Korean Thai Boxing. His grades being registered in Korea with the Hwal Moo Hapkido Association whose President is Grandmaster Moon Byoeng-Tae, a 9th Dan in Hapkido and Thai Boxing.
Grandmaster/Soke Bauer is also a trained bodyguard and has studied with Dennis Martin, Lofty Wiseman and Marcus Wayne, of the C.Q.B.
He is well known throughout Europe for his seminars on Close Quarter Combat and Self Defence and is a Technical Advisor to various organizations including PS5, which specializes in all types of defensive aspects, both commercial and military.
Grandmaster/Soke Bauer has very strong links and works with some of the finest Martial Arts Masters in the world, including:
~ Elre Montaigue, Tai chi Master.
~ Olohe Solomon Kaihewalu, 10th Dan.
~ Ron Carlson Hanshi, 10th Dan.
~ James Muro Hanshi, 10th Dan.
~ Andy McGill Soke, 10th Dan.
~ Dveed Nadan Hanshi, 9th Dan.
He founded the Close Quarter Combat International Hapkido Association in 1980 and
the Close Quarter Combat Systems in 1990.
Grandmaster/Soke Bauer has worked as a security supervisor and close quarter protection officer for many years. During this time he developed, in conjunction with many colleagues, the Close Quarter Combat Systems to deal with extreme violent situations.
9th Dan in Thai Boxing, eh?
Nice find, CP.
We have had multiple 2002 necros.
I like the careful wording of that bio. Instead of saying, "I am ranked with" he says "strong ties" and other crap that normally means low or un-ranked.
Gunther Bauer tells lies and is a fraudulent person he has never taken a dan grading you can check all this by getting in touch with any organization he claims to have got his dans from
Peter, please read the stickies before you post again. This is a very old thread and you don't need to necro it unless you have real information.