You thin that, after Dan has been teaching and training for all these years, one person claiming something like this would damage his reputation? Wrong. Dan earned his reputation. I think it is solid.
Originally Posted by maelstromd5
No one has disputed this.
In fact, even Michael Wright(UK based instructor) in that site email that Cake posted said that Inosanto's list is not exact and that UltimateJKD states he often lets instructors off to do their own thing, which I have heard Vunak saying also amongst others.
Are you talking about Mens Rea? That is dealing with criminal intent. That is way different that why someone would choose not to coment on a student saying they trained with him. There are a thousand reasons, and none of them involve criminal intent. You don't know what you are talking about.
Another thing that was said that we don't know motivation, this was from an investigator, well funny any investigator would surely ask why somebody was doing something, anytime I ever look at an investigationi n the news. paper, etc, they look at people's motives and behaviours and take an educated guess, if not an informed one but they do deal with motivation.
Did you think that maybe it is because no one cares? And the only reason people are doing it now is to try to HELP the thread rather than what you are doing, which is spouting off assumption and hearsay.
I'm not going to repeat what I saw, sorry, but I find it amazing that when I added my opinion, then and only then has there been this response, suddenly people are ringing around, sending emails, checking sources, none of this was done at the time when this thread was started though.
No, he is selling certification via ebay. The reason the OP asked his question is because Dan travels all over the world training people, so why would he want one of his students simply selling the same material over ebay and then certifying them in the system? His ebay add says that he will certify you in the system just by you sending in a video of performing the techniques.
It seems to me, that his claims not withstanding, he has been judged purely on the basis that he used Ebay as an advertising tool
If you think that learning an art simply by watching videos and then filming yourself doing those techiniques is a good way to master a system, then fine. But just so you know, that means someone else is trained in the same system you are training in, but they are ranked higher than you are, and they may have never even been to one single class. Whether you like it or not, that reduces the credibility of your system a little, IMO.