With my sincere apologies.
The ballad of Fatty.
This is the story of Ralph 'fatty' Severe,
who's martial arts claims struck many as queer.
His stoutness of body and slowness of wit,
made sensible fellows brand him a tit.
So he necro'ed a thread that questioned his claims,
and in a short time he was shot down in flames.
So cos he's a ninja, he employed his skillz,
but, amidst all the bluster he forgot his pills.
And began to post a torrent of ****, including a photo of him in no kit.
Then, his facade was smashed by evidence ace,
supplied by Hugo, Mark tripp and Tgace.
And C.y.Caunce who fixed him up good,
yet still ralph was posting **** in full flood.
Where now?, you may ask, for the idiot fat,
Who knows?, but be sure, he'll remain a twat.
For you Ralph, with tender thoughts.
The only one screaming and whining about physical threats seems to be ralphie, curiously, he is also the only one I can recall issuing any such threats. Is he seriously THAT retarded??
Interesting Bullshido posts from 08:
No BS MMA and Martial Arts - View Single Post - I don't care, Blasphemy.....Okay, Neither do I.
No BS MMA and Martial Arts - View Single Post - I Actually Got to Spar with Someone Who did Ninjutsu - A Report
Just to show an interesting link between parties here. Coincidence that this is the guy Ralph chose to "share" documents with.
<<<To be fair Dave... Not entirely true. Mark Tripp was not crystal clear he didn't come out and say "Ralph I want to give you an opportunity to show Judo skill as I can confirm your level".... There was more ambivalence regarding the initial gesture... and then forum members understood it as a Gong Sua (not necessarily Mark's fault) and Mark did not initially clarify....>>>
With all due respect, bull crap. We were talking about oil and cat litter, remember? Moreover, if you look at the Matt Morton situation, my motives when this comes up are plain. The simple fact is the self proclaimed "Judo black belt" HAD NO CLUE what the Kodokan Judo concepts of Randori and Shiai are. So please do not project motives into me I did not and do not have.
<<<<Sorry I think this was a nice fallback position. May be Tripp intended this from the beginning that is not entirely clear to me. What is clear is that he was not a neutral party looking to give Ralph an opportunity and to pretend otherwise is simply not true.>>>>
Again, projection of your thought process. You are not neutral either. I admit I am not, but not for any of the reasons you claim. I am never neutral when it comes to claim of Judo rank. Either you have it or you do not. If you have the skills but no rank, I will personally see to it you get the rank you deserve. Anyone can see that is true by reading what I have posted for years. As to a "fallback" position. I thank you for insight into how YOUR mind works; but again, please do not project.
<<<I am glad the offer was withdrawn.... frankly I did what I could when I saw a potentially dangerous situation, I can sleep with myself at night.>>>
Again, clueless as to the concept of Randori, Shiai, OR TESTING!
<<<I think Tripp was at least partially playing to the audience here, the nuthuggery reaches a fevered pitch at times...>>>
What you "think" matters not one wit to my motives, which are pretty plain.
<<<Does that make it wrong? no, my statement was and is A BAD IDEA. That is not saying anyone is bad or wrong or right. I do think Tripp could have kept that email between us as requested, that is my only critiscism, but so be it.>>>
Then you should have made the request before you sent it. To send it, and then request it, is flummery. Light is the best disinfectant sir. As we can see not only from this thread; but by reactions to a COMMON Judo situation.
The only Bad Idea was to claim a Judo rank he did not have, and for people like you to attempt to spin it. I withdrew the offer because the truth now is very plain, and nothing would be served by it.
If ralph or dsimon are even half interested in m.a. then they should know what a shiai is/means. If Ralph , (and I suspect he does), does not know then it infallibly proves he is a fraud - at least in judo anyway.
God, I mean the last thing I studied in m.a. was an utterly fraudulent 'full contact karate style', and I know what a few common Judo terms mean.
See, that's the thing with Judo, (I might be wrong feel free to trash me), isn't that what Kano Jigoro was meaning to do - remove any doubt?.
To respond in such a way to Mr.Tripp, is disrespectful and poor for somebody who lays claim to a purported honourable/bushido art?.
After all, is Hatsumi a disrespectful twat as well, or are his disciples misrepresenting his teachings?.
Call M Tripp out on that one.... fair is fair, I hold him in esteem as much as the next guy but those straws? well you can read the email and the part where it says this is "between us."
But thats ok sigh! I guess because Tripp is above reproach I will just accept that in a private email that was addressing something personal I should not have sent that email sigh even though I gave Tripp the option to tell me to mind my own business in decidely less delicate language..
yeah excuse me I apopogize to every one on this thread.... :sad10:
And the only flummery is your excuse for why you made this public... please. I don't really want to discuss it anymore you don't need me to pm you, I get that.