From Phil's article:
As much as we've derided his martial arts training videos, the article is well researched/written.Quote:
In August, 2007, Ron participated in a thread at the notorious martial-arts troll site, “Bullshido,” in which he again named Reginald Martin and the mysterious Omoto-san as his Koga Ryu Ninjitsu instructors. (At the time he said he did not consider Omoto Ryu Ninjitsu to descend from feudal Japan, but only a few years later he had managed to persuade himself of this; he claimed Omoto Ryu was descended from feudal Japan in his DOJO Press book, Army of Shadows.)
Pen mightier than the sword?
It's been a few years and we didn't have RTOs in my unit but if I recall correctly, RTO is not an MOS. RTO is a position in a platoon, much like a machinegunner or squad level sharpshooter. Essentially, he's the poor fucker in charge of carrying the radio around. Still an infantryman, but with a big heavy helping of '**** you' on his back.
I've actually have trained with Ron Collins I admit it I choked him out with a rear naked choke and tapped him with an amerikana from the mount but I give him my respect because he actually did do some BJJ with me (I'm still a White Belt in BJJ but have been training in it for a year) and tried to hang with me. Along with I took him to my friend's own gym HIT Kickboxing (here's the Facebook of HIT http://www.facebook.com/pages/Griffi...170751?ref=sgm ) and the same thing happened to him with getting tapped out (the guys from HIT use to train with Miguel Torres) but at the least he comes back for more and does like to train in the martial arts. (we switched partners every 3 min. till everyone on the mat gets to roll with everyone and he lost every time but he was ready to roll again when it came to rolling with the next person) He will spar with people I can personally attest to that myself along with other people can attest to it as well that did some BJJ with him and did some Boxing with him as well (he did better boxing with a friend of mine than doing jiu-jitsu). So I can personally attest to Ron Collins with my own eyes doing MMA and BJJ because I've seen him do it myself but just like everyone in the martial arts you can always improve as long as you're training.
Did he demonstrate any skill of the level you would expect from somebody teaching martial arts?
He is good at the clinching and tying-up range and tapped me with an elbow lock once (I would say he's more of a traditional Japanese Jujitsu practitioner from where he's good at than a BJJ practitioner who loves the ground like me) but as soon as it went down to the ground he had problems and with his boxing he's cool he gots the Lyoto Machida side step and counter punch thing going on and he used it well with my friend. Now as a MMA instructor or fighter I would give him some time and practice but as a traditional martial artist he's cool.
Oh yeah another thing too regarding Ron Collins whether you like him and his material or not I'm a student in CJ and the theories in his Street Focus Jujitsu program show up in my textbooks as well but some of them are worded different but the point about them is still the same.
Here's his Avoidance Theory
YouTube - Street Focus Jujitsu: Avoidance Theory
Aviodance also shows up as a way to resolve conflict in Conflict Management
Now here's his Conflict Interaction Theory
YouTube - Street Focus Jujitsu: Conflict Interaction Theory
Now this is one of his theories that the principles are the same but not the title of it because one of theories of victimization called the Precipitation Theory which as simple as it sounds like for trouble long enough and it will find you. (Its on the first page of the article)
Now here's Theory of Victimization
YouTube - Street Focus Jujitsu: Theory of Victimization
the basis of the Theory of Victimization is you've been exposed to criminal acts and now since you've seen and you like to do them you're going to become a criminal as well. Well, in Criminology there are 2 crime causation theories one is called Differential Association/ Social Learning Theory where the person is exposed to criminality in their social life and engage in it more because they like it and their social circle likes it too. There is another crime causation theory that is just like the previous one but the person was raised around a criminal environment along with social factors contribute to them becoming criminals which is called Developmental Theory.
Finally here's his De-Escalation Theory
YouTube - Street Focus Jujitsu: Descalation Theory
Basically as simple as it sounds don't let the conflict get too far get the person to calm down and move on with your lives even it means making amends for it. De-escalation is one of the steps to neutralizing a conflict with someone and it is required to let a conflcit become resolved between two people in conflict.
Also Ron told me what his surprise was but he asked me to not tell anyone I'll let everyone know this much about it it is for real and be expecting one hell of a surprise. :laughing7
Uhmm Mabs is not for commercials. Add to the thread or stop posting. What you are doing now is saying he's a good guy and knows what he is talking about. That has nothing to do with what was exposed by Phil Elmore.
This is known as "he's a good guy, and a talented martial artist" defense) "but I can't disprove a word of Elmore's article."
Sorry, please make a better argument using facts to refute Phil's points, if is is possible.