No idea if this guy is actually BS or not; in fact, he delivers pretty good translations of some classic Budo texts.
However, his biography, as found on the back covers of his books, and displayed on amazon, sounds a bit embellished:
I read about him the following:Quote:
D. E. Tarver holds black belts ranging from 2nd to 7th degree in seven different styles of Japanese and Filipino martial arts. He has taught martial arts and strategy for twenty years. Since his honorable discharge from the Marines, he has spent time in Japan and the United States.
Tarver's a bit, um, controversial in the trad. budo community. There's a fair amount of chatter about him at www.e-budo.com.
anyone know D E Tarver?
u might remember him from his stupid "i can cut a melon on a blonds stomach with a sword" video clip...
There was also a thread on BS about a man called D. E. Tarver a few years ago:
BLACK BELTS FOR SALE - No BS MMA and Martial Arts
Is this the same person?
His website now redirects to a small movie company's promotional site...