Subject: Some queries about Streetwise
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 12:27:31 -0500
Just seen your website and have a few questions about what it is you teach and some others about you and your qualifications;
(Pasted from your website - my questions in Red)
The founder and senior instructor at Streetwise, Mr. Richard A Farmer HOF. WBOB. IBU Are these post nominal letters formally recognised qualifications from a society/institute with a Royal charter? I am unfamilier with any of them - could you please expand?
, is one of the UK’s top martial arts instructors (Glad to hear it! But again - what qualifies you to claim this?)
. Richard who is a 4th Degree / Dan Black belt in 3 Styles (Which styles?) of Martial arts and 6th Degree in Te Ashi-Do also holds the following:
Inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame (Which one? Is it the one where you send a cheque and they add you to a long list - or is it the one where they add you to a long list of names - and then you send them a cheque?)
Full Member of the International Bodyguard Union
Full Member of World Board of Black belt (again, which one - and were you invited - or did you pay?)
Certified Warlord (Only 26 outside of Japan) (This is a corker - let's face it - who "Certified you" and what do you think it means? Who are the other 26? What governing body certified you - and why you ?)
Chief / Senior Instructor & Co-founder of the Te Ashi-do Jutsu system
Fully Qualified Instructor and Grading examiner (With who?)
Advanced Weapons Instructor City & Guilds in Teaching (Is that Advanced Weapons Instructor AND a City and Guilds in teaching or are you being clever with words here?)
Referee in Semi, Light & Full contact (Again - with what organisation?)
Registered with the Association of Self-Protection Instructors
Qualified First Aider
Y.M.C.A Fitness instructor and Weights training Instructor
So if you could let me know any answers to those questions - that'd be great!
P.S You can take a look at the unravelling investigation on one of the largest Martial Arts forums in the world - here is the link.