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    I found these kanji: コンゴ for Kongo but the only meanings I could find were in relation to the D.R. Congo or the colour red. I could find nothing for Sento and nothing with Kongo in relation to bujutsu. There was a more obscure hit for kongo in relation to monkey deities but I found no examples of the word in use in sentences.

    To be honest, I have less than basic (read none) knowledge of kanji and my spoken Japanese could make a happy meal cry so, having made the effort, I'm going to have leave this side of it to Rock Ape.
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    The words exist in Nihongo, they just don't make any sense when used for martial arts and especially as a name of a martial system which tries to indicate - in using the term "bujutsu" that the system predates the Meiji Restoration, rather than using "budo" primarily indicating it is gendai or modern in origin.

    That and the fact it isn't even a Japanese art form, just makes the whole thing more ridiculous.

    This most likely started off as "Xa-Ryu". See the MAP link on the original post and has seemingly morphed into the International Martial Arts Authority.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cake of Doom View Post
    I found these kanji: コンゴ for Kongo but the only meanings I could find were in relation to the D.R. Congo or the colour red. I could find nothing for Sento and nothing with Kongo in relation to bujutsu. There was a more obscure hit for kongo in relation to monkey deities but I found no examples of the word in use in sentences.

    To be honest, I have less than basic (read none) knowledge of kanji and my spoken Japanese could make a happy meal cry so, having made the effort, I'm going to have leave this side of it to Rock Ape.

    Kongo - 混合 mixing
    Sento - 戦闘 (could be used to mean) battle, fight or combat
    Bujutsu - 武術 martial ways

    Considering the origins of what Spencer describes as his fighting system the above 'could' be what he's alluding too however, either way it's a bullshit sentence and not one a native Japanese would use.
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    I thought the name was going to be a bit ropey but I was hoping there may be something in it that could point me in the direction of earlier archives; maybe he picked that name because it meant something to him and not just a bodge of cool sounding words. The hope was that there may be a clue in there that could point me towards a better write up of his training history.

    Clutching at straws, I know.
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    I've been looking at the testimonial page on on the ICA web site and trying to find the people who are supposedly quoted there. I've found people who appear to be the Sharon Hollingsworth, Barrie Aspinall, and Imani Awan quoted there on LinkedIn and/or Facebook, but I don't actually have a way of contacting them.
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    It looks like pretty much all Spencer's business comes through LinkedIn. Almost everyone on the testimonial page shows up on LinkedIn. Sadly, I have neither a LinkedIn account nor any real knowledge of how LinkedIn works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlMatt View Post
    I've been looking at the testimonial page on on the ICA web site and trying to find the people who are supposedly quoted there. I've found people who appear to be the Sharon Hollingsworth, Barrie Aspinall, and Imani Awan quoted there on LinkedIn and/or Facebook, but I don't actually have a way of contacting them.
    Linkedin shows numerous hits for Sharon Hollingsworth. Two for Barrie Aspinall.

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    I am currently employed as a PSD Team Leader in Basra, Iraq. I am responsible for managing a Personal Security Detail to escort high value clients throughout the area. My duties involve the rout selection, equipping, training, and maintaining records for the multinational PSD team and submitting reports to the client on a daily basis. These reports include security/risk assessments, mission briefs, and activity records. Training in emergency medical procedures and safety / prevention of injuries to our staff is a high priority in my duties.
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    Afghanistan 2010/2011 Organised, assessed and trained 70 Afghanistan National Army soldiers in a patrol base in Helmand also conducted successful operations with them. Worked closely with armed forces from other nationalities and civilians in security and framework patrols, direct and indirect fire support. Fully responsible for the planning and execution of standard operational procedures implemented in the patrol base security.
    Afghanistan 2008 Commanded and controlled the safety and welfare of a team of 12 personnel for 6 months in the highly dangerous and hazardous environment of Sangin Valley Helmand. Whilst providing immediate security and direct and indirect fire support to local framework patrols, and medical care as a team medic.
    Iraq 2003 Served as second in command of an 8 man patrol north of Basra also worked with the American coalition forces in the indirect fire support role locating and securing key strategic locations all over Iraq.
    Afghanistan 2002 Controlled a 4 man team in Kabul in the quick reaction force role also carried out patrols of local national areas to provide security and reasurment in conjunction with international security forces.
    Northern Ireland 1999/2001 Commanded a 4 man patrol in the operational company role all over the province providing observation, security, riot control, and vehicle checks.

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    Richards wealth of knowledge in all aspects of CQC is fanominal. He takes time and pride in ensuring that each member on his course are professionally mentored and tailors his teching method according to the diverse nature of his students. I cannot recommend Richard highly enough his courses are a must.

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    Spencer's received recommendations from Linkedin




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    Richard is outstandingly professional at all times. His teaching skills are brilliant. He keeps on track and focused at all times when teaching. I would recommend Richard any time. Highly recommended for any training and also his own training courses.

    July 12, 2012, Luke reported to Richard at International Combat Authority (ICA)
    Richard G
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    Richard is the most proffesional Instructors i have ever had the honour to be trained by.

    His ability to take a raw student with no knowledge of a subject and transform that same student into a well drilled, proffesional license holder is something i have never experienced from any other instructor with the same success.

    His aims from start to finish are very clear...more

    July 12, 2012, Richard worked directly with Richard at International Combat Authority (ICA)
    Paul Davies MBE
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    Richard is very professional in his attitude. His interaction with our clients, passion and deep knowledge of his product makes learning easy. Considering how much the client gains, the cost involved is well worth spending. I believe this course is a must for anyone working in the Security Industry and would highly recommend it.

    October 4, 2012, Paul was Richard's client
    Barrie Aspinall
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    Richards wealth of knowledge in all aspects of CQC is fanominal. He takes time and pride in ensuring that each member on his course are professionally mentored and tailors his teching method according to the diverse nature of his students. I cannot recommend Richard highly enough his courses are a must.

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    Barrie Aspinall

    October 4, 2012, Barrie was Richard's client


    Given recommendations, again, on Linkedin-

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    Lloyd Jones
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    Lloyd is a very loyal, trusted and key member of the ICA team. His ability to learn and pick up new skills are second to none. His CQC skills grow from strength to strength each day and I would personally recommend him to anyone wishing to learn more about the ICA CQC licence, courses and training.

    January 14, 2013, Richard managed Lloyd at International Combat Authority (ICA)
    Barrie Aspinall
    Barrie Aspinall

    Barrie was a fantastic student. He picked up the CQC training very well and is now fully licensed. Barrie conducted himself very professionally and he was a pleasure to teach.

    October 10, 2012, Richard taught Barrie at ICA CQC Licence
    Sharon Hollingsworth BA (Hons) Lit, MA ( Screenwriting)
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    Sharon attended two of our CQC courses. Sharon is now a qualified and licensed CQC Assistant Instructor. She trains very hard and listens to instructions very accurately. Sharon conducts herself very professional at all times and I would recommend her for any security position. I hold Sharon up there with all of the big guys within the security industry as she can more than hold her own. It was a pleasure to train her. Sharon conducted herself at 100% AT ALL TIMES!!!

    October 3, 2012, Richard was a consultant or contractor to Sharon Hollingsworth at G4S olympics 2012
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Ape View Post
    Kongo - 混合 mixing
    Sento - 戦闘 (could be used to mean) battle, fight or combat
    Bujutsu - 武術 martial ways

    Considering the origins of what Spencer describes as his fighting system the above 'could' be what he's alluding too however, either way it's a bullshit sentence and not one a native Japanese would use.
    Another option:

    Kongo loosely translates as "indestructable":
    金剛
    Breaking out each kanji, you can see "metal" and "hard" (same go as in gojuryu karate).
    It was actually also the name of a battleship and continues to be a class of same.
    Sounds like just the sort of overly romanticised japanese warrior-sounding terms that someone would pinch?
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