6/02/2011 12:41am, #21
He is NOT a Carlson Gracie black belt:
Also, I wish I could say that I photoshopped the following image, but I can't. His 2nd "dan" BJJ cert:
The instructor who "granted" him the 2nd "dan" in BJJ is here:
6/02/2011 2:02am, #22
- Join Date
- Jun 2009
- Los Angeles County
- BJJ & MMA
His "instructor"s credentials, from the website:Shihan Farouk has trained in the martial arts for over 30 years. He has studied various arts such as Karate -do , Judo, Aikido and Silat. Shihan Dr. Kirk "Farouk" Gibbs currently holds the title of Judan (10. Degree) in YudanSila Bela Diri, Roku Dan ( 6th Degree), San Dan (3rd Degree), in Okinawa Karate Do, and Guru in Pencak Silat with various combat & tactical defense certifications.
6/02/2011 8:45am, #23
6/02/2011 9:02am, #24
- Join Date
- Sep 2005
- Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
- Siling Labuyo Arnis
http://yudansilacqdefenseacademy.wee...ine-store.html - he sells martial arts certificate templates, with the first one being the one used to create the above cert.
As much as the "Yudansila" guy appears to be a complete rank whore/association whore, I suspect he just sold a "your name goes here" digital certificate to Bueno.
EDIT: White Shark beat me to it!
6/02/2011 1:45pm, #25
Lazaro has posted this image on his multiple web sites:
Proof of him posting it:
It is clearly a Photoshop job. Here is the original COPYRIGHTED image:
(Attributed to Capital Pictures, original available here: http://capitalpictures.photoshelter....000kfXowemH0ug)
6/02/2011 2:23pm, #26
Interesting. He took down his Carlson Gracie BJJ cert. Luckily I have a screenshot.
6/02/2011 3:15pm, #27
Taking the blurry image that Lazaro originally posted on his site (that WhiteShark thankfully saved :-D):
I did some BASIC image analysis. The result is this:
In the image above you can see that, around the text and graphics, there is a tapering of compression artifacts (little blocks and noise) that extend into the white background. This is normal for JPEG images.
Now, look around Lazaro's name. To the left and right, there are strange artifacts as pointed out here:
If this was an original image, those artifacts would be closely grouped around his name, not spread out as we see above. There is also a strange artifact to the right of "2nd Degree Black Belt" but that one is not conclusive.
My conclusion right now is that he found somebody else's certificate and modified it...
... namely, this certificate:
And the image analysis showing that this is more than likely the original:
THIS original certificate (please prepare for irony) was created by someone else claiming rank in BJJ:
6/02/2011 7:37pm, #28
Wow this guy even faked the wrong BJJ cert? That is horrible.
6/02/2011 11:31pm, #29
Lazaro has this certificate posted on his site:
Besides what has been mentioned before about this certificate (about it not being found on the DHS site anywhere), it should also be noted that the Department of Homeland Security was not formed until November of 2002.
PS: The skull and crossbones are a nice touch. Terrifying. TERRIFYING I SAY!!!
6/03/2011 12:01am, #30