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  1. Gabetuno is offline
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    Woah. Alex Van Halen got huge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by couchfighter View Post
    Totally agree with you. I'd love to roll with him again but getting him on the mat would be the problem. Besides, i know what i know and it would be a waste of time & money to prove what I already know is true. It's his integrity not mine. In fact, ill help promote his gym from now on...."Livermore Kicks, learn from the guy who went from blue to black faster than BJ Penn. Certified." :)
    Look, I appreciate what you're saying, but we don't work on conjecture or anecdotes on this site. We're fact and evidence based, especially in this sub forum which is heavily moderated. If you want your opinion to carry weight, the best thing to do would be to roll, film it (with his permission, naturally), and post. Otherwise it's just he said he said, and it's currently your word against two black belts about this guy. You understand if we're skeptical.
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    He screams like a little girl as the pain ripples through his arm, shoots up into his brain, and now your dick is hard.


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    Hey..

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabetuno View Post
    Look, I appreciate what you're saying, but we don't work on conjecture or anecdotes on this site. We're fact and evidence based, especially in this sub forum which is heavily moderated. If you want your opinion to carry weight, the best thing to do would be to roll, film it (with his permission, naturally), and post. Otherwise it's just he said he said, and it's currently your word against two black belts about this guy. You understand if we're skeptical.
    I can live with that... Btw, what is your rank in BJJ? You asked me so Ill ask you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by couchfighter View Post
    I can live with that... Btw, what is your rank in BJJ? You asked me so Ill ask you.
    I'm a purple belt, with 4.5 years of training under Tim Burrill, who is one of Carlos Machado's first 4 American BB's.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcastro
    He screams like a little girl as the pain ripples through his arm, shoots up into his brain, and now your dick is hard.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabetuno View Post
    I'm a purple belt, with 4.5 years of training under Tim Burrill, who is one of Carlos Machado's first 4 American BB's.
    Awesome!... Good luck at Pan-ams, if you are going... Its been fun, Gents..
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    Quote Originally Posted by couchfighter View Post
    Awesome!... Good luck at Pan-ams, if you are going... Its been fun, Gents..
    I'm not. Fighting in June and I'll need to take all my days off around then for training. On the plus side, I'll be ripped for the beach.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcastro
    He screams like a little girl as the pain ripples through his arm, shoots up into his brain, and now your dick is hard.


  6. The Villain is online now

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    Solved. You can purchase affiliation from Moreira and many of the biggest names (Gracie, Machado, etc.) for $2,000 annually or more, which allows one to advance in rank regardless of ability. If you are an instructor, your affiliation and your rank are one and the same. If you refuse to pay, you either drop in rank, or can not move past purple. A market exists selling ranks, affiliations and US visas, which are one and the same. Students never have to deal with this, as they're already paying, but amongst instructors, this is standard practice. The final two belts of Brazilian Jiujitsu are fraudulent for instructors, essentially being business deals. I was directed to Moreira personally, but declined to take part when he wouldn't state the fees in writing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Villain View Post
    Solved. You can purchase affiliation from Moreira and many of the biggest names (Gracie, Machado, etc.) for $2,000 annually or more, which allows one to advance in rank regardless of ability. If you are an instructor, your affiliation and your rank are one and the same. If you refuse to pay, you either drop in rank, or can not move past purple. A market exists selling ranks, affiliations and US visas, which are one and the same. Students never have to deal with this, as they're already paying, but amongst instructors, this is standard practice. The final two belts of Brazilian IJiujitsu are fraudulent for instructors, essentially being business deals. I was directed to Moreira personally, but declined to take part when he wouldn't state the fees in writing.

    Enough with this conspiracy bullshit. You have some individual examples of some shady actions that do not prove this larger point you keep posting.
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    There is no conspiracy. Instructors have to buy affiliations to receive ranks. This is common knowledge. You get the rank regardless of skill. This is well documented. How many affiliation packages do you need to see to understand this? You can even purchase Lutra Livre if you're so inclined. Unless you have information on this subject, which I do and you don't, get the **** out of MABS. This is evidence based discussion, not your cult bullshit.
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    Would you look at that? $850 for a black belt in Lutre Livre. It's almost like everyone is selling these.
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    Yeah, that's Eugenio Tadio selling belts for $850 a pop. One would think this is Nigerian Jiujitsu.
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