Yep, thanks for the information, its appreciated.
Keep it coming
Yep, thanks for the information, its appreciated.
Keep it coming
Hugo I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for, but I know Jason personally, I worked with him at a restaurant on Mt. Hood for two years. He was a cook, I was a front of house guy, we actually got along quite well, however, I wasn't nearly as aware of his bullshit back then.
Jason is harmless. He sits in his dojo apartment, he invites his friends over to "train" with him, he's not charging people for lesson or telling people he's a BB in BJJ or some ****. He's a nerd, all he ever thinks about is snowboarding, ninjutsu, and really dirty pornography. I think that most people that go "train" with him do so mainly to humor him, because he tends to talk about martial arts ALL THE GODDAMN TIME to everybody he meets.
His opinion on MA is that Ninjutsu and jujutsu are the uber deadly samurai warrior arts, and that muay thai, BJJ and MMA are just sport fighting and have no real martial value. This opinion is like his religion, and he's not gonna convert, but at the same time he's willing to put gloves and hit some focus mitts, so maybe there's still hope.
Next time I go down to Mt. Hood for a vacation I plan on bringing my thai pads and teaching him how to not kick like a bitch.
Thanks for the info.
I'm not looking to knock his personality, I don't know the guy. The only impression I have of him is from the "persona" he gives off through his internet footprint.
What I'm interested in is what he's doing in terms of his martial arts - remembering that it doesn't appear as if he's actually - legitimately - earned the Yudansha grade(s) he has.
Now, that isn't a problem at the moment, like you and others, I'm not seeing Stork making grandiose claims .. YET ..
IMHO - Stork is a contender for future MA Bullshit of one sort or another and this thread is just the potential for bigger things.
I was unable to find anything regarding thread "necro-ing", so hopefully I'm not rocking the rule boat, as I am new here if I have, I humbly apologize. However I felt it was due diligence to post my findings to try and clear up some of the uncertainties here when I came across this thread while trying to validate the credentials Mr. Stork claimed to have during a disagreement I had with him yesterday on one of my own videos, which to be honest was me and a friend goofing off after practice one day (also as a matter of full disclosure I have nor claim to have any official ranking), the comment is as follows.
"ok now this is some funny ****. pretend fighting. no bujinkan background. just two kids role playing. did you just get back from comicon. funny you laugh at my vids. i get paid. got 2.6 million views. get tons of. free weapons and hakama and gear. free ninja books from many authors i do reviews for. 6 years in the bujiinkan. i hold rank in japan. i am in real samurai yoroi. but you came to smart mouth on my vids when you got this here with no views and it blows. to funny"
After digging through his videos I stumbled across this little nugget of info. To address NoTeefa's post from 3/30/2010 (#22) stating "he's not charging people for lesson", here in this video for a possible "Gasshuku" event he was planning to host, where Ralph Severe was supposedly going to show up and help "teach" at as well. It was also probably going to cost between 50-100 dollars for this two or three day "seminar", so there is tentative evidence of him charging people for training. It didn't happen in 2010, but he states in his comments he would try again in following years. He also states in the vids description of holding rank, "I HAVE A 4TH KYU IN THE BUJINKAN. I ALSO HAVE A SHODAN FROM KAMIYAMA BUGEI DOJO". While not exactly BB, it is alarming that I couldn't turn up any documentation in the search results that wasn't from his youtube, and if one holds "Rank in Japan" you'd think it'd be easier to find something from a source that isn't the horses own mouth.
*Ok, apparently I need 5 or more posts to post the Youtube link to this "Training Seminar" vid. That kindda caught me by surprise. But, I will be more then happy to pm/email anyone who can post it, so it can be on here for the public record, or you can search 142-WOULD YOU LIKE TO ATTEND A MARTIAL ARTS SEMINAR WITH ME AND RALPH SEVERE ON MT HOOD? The part where it mentioned the possible cost is about 4 minutes in*
Hopefully, my findings can help clear up some (if any) possible misconceptions/information. And again, I apologize for any possible violations of thread "Necro-ing".
Here is the link to the video proposing the event, in case you are interested, Rock Ape, and the text in which Stork claims his ranks, as posted by him on youtube.
The quotation is unaltered except for the addition of boldfacing to highlight three sentences.Quote:
Uploaded on Feb 23, 2010
I MIGHT HOST A POSSIBLE MARTIAL ARTS SEMINAR THIS SUMMER AND RALPH SEVERE MIGHT BE TEACHING IT. PLANS ARE STILL UP IN THE AIR. THIS VIDEO TALKS A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT. .CHECK OUT MY CHANNEL FOR SAMURAI AND NINJA TRAINING VIDS. INDOOR AND OUTDOOR IN VERY UNIQUE LOCATIONS ON MT HOOD AND IN THE FOREST WHERE I LIVE.. MY NAME IS JASON STORK AND I HAVE THE MOUNTAINOUS DOJO. THIS IS ME PRACTICING NOT TEACHING. I HAVE A 4TH KYU IN THE BUJINKAN. I ALSO HAVE A SHODAN FROM KAMIYAMA BUGEI DOJO I SPENT 6 YEARS IN THE BUJINKAN.THIS VIDEO IS NOT ME TEACHING TECHNIQUES. IT IS A VIDEO OF ME DOCUMENTING MY TRAINING AND MAKING A FUN ADVENTURE OUT OF IT. IF YOU SEEK REAL NINJUTSU TRAINING SEEK THE TEACHINGS OF SOKE HATSUMI AND HIS BUJINKAN SCHOOL OF NINPO AND BUDO TAIJTUSU. THE JAPANESE ART OF THE SAMURAI AND NINJA. IF YOU TRAIN, BE SAFE AND HAVE A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL PRESENT. THE CREATOR OF THIS VIDEO IS NOT LIABLE IF YOU GET HURT TRYING THINGS IN THIS VIDEO. I HAVE 6 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE BUJINKAN OF HATSUMIS BUDO TAIJUTSU AND NINJUTSU SCHOOLS. I ALSO RECOMMEND THE TEACHINGS OF THE KAMIYAMA DOJOS, GENBUKAN, JINENKAN, BUDORYUNINJUTSU, AND TOSHINDO
Guys necro away if you have something to add, but if you're just going to rehash the same old **** like this, there probably isn't much point.
EDIT: woops, this isn't the same thread I was thinking of. All this stuff has been discussed over and over elsewhere on the site.
Check here first http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=82064
No disrespect intended fellas but Stork isn't worth my time or effort.
His attempt at setting up a seminar with that fucking douche Ralph Severe is old news.
His ridiculous Ninja LARPing is old news
The airsoft antics he tries to pass off as "Tactical Training" is old news
His lame rifle and piss-poor skill at arms videos - Old News.
Yeah, I have come to realize all these points quite quickly, actually. Despite the fact of only having had an encounter with him recently, I'm now aware of how old hat discussions on him are thanks to the thread link Senior Murray posted. Sorry for rehashing, now obviously, old points.
I would however suggest that you take some time to fully familiarize yourself with this particular forum's purpose - read the stickies at the head of the forum.
If you wan't to generally bash Stork for his LARPtastic fuckery then the thread within YMAS - http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=82064 is the one to indulge yourself in - If you don't know what "YMAS" is - again, take the time to familiarize yourself with the site.
Otherwise, fill your boots