Forest City, NC: Ray Rice - 8th degree Shotokan Karate Black Belt?
This guy is claiming to be an 8th Degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate. He's out of Forest City, NC. Form and technique-wise, he is definately not standard Shotokan. Does anyone know if he has any credability? Here is a link to a bunch of videos of his.
There are some clips of him during his "4th Degree Black Belt" test... which is ironically in his own Dojo and I only notcied a bunch of his own students around. His son is the one who posted all the videos. Thanks!
SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT
Ok little boys let me set the record straight for you all including you especially Matthew aka templar_knight.
For those who don't know me im Brandon Rice the son of Ray Rice just so you know that you have a reputable source for this type of information not just a bunch of jealous hot air being posted.
ok let the schooling begin.................
I can asure that his credibility is 100% he has been in martial arts for over 35 years and teaching since the mid 70's, He has a background in shotokan, tae kwon do, and aikdo so hes not strictly shotokan because his school is considered free style now because we've integrated several styles but still carry the traditional shotokan kata system and line drill tech.
for the recorde he is a true martial artist and a kickboxer theres no imitation i can assure you because 4 world titles just dont fall outta the sky and having fights in Russia, Italy, France, Canada, and all over the US says something.
Pay no attention to the rant made by templar knight everyone he defently didnt learn to Respect and Honor the Instructor which is two of the corner stones of martial arts and to have him come on here and slander the instructor who taught him pretty much everything he knows and was teaching martial arts before he was even a thought to his parents just goes to show what a sorry excuse for a martial artist he really is, i mean.
martial arts isnt all about the combat side of it thats why so many mma/bjj fanatics have there head up there ass because they are to ignorant to understand the true meaning of martial arts thats been passed down from generation ot generation. but as i recall matthew those "guys" who had there stuff together in the bjj class always got there ass handed to them when they actually entered a real mma fight, if you ask me those people are the jokes including you. so feel free to show this around to all your paper tiger friends because im posting this for you and all the wantabees you might be training with now.
besides martial arts isn't about being the baddest bad ass on the block its about making you a better and stronger person that people can look up to and know hey this guy/girl is different than the rest of the people i want some of what they got.
You people around here will stop slandering my fathers name by your choice or by getting your mouth shut personally, so i hope you make the right decision. I mean you quit so shut the hell up and move on with your life.........or should i say what life with spreading this type of garbage.
so i apologize to everyone that had to read this post but i had to set the record straight for all you folks who may have the wrong impression of my father from this clown.
Thank You and all you true Martial Artist have a Good Day
Brandon Rice (firstname.lastname@example.org) for those who want to know more or comment on this post.