Thread: IBJJF: YMAS CULL
9/03/2013 10:48pm, #101
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of England or its inhabitants, institutions, etc.Dum spiro, spero.
Tada gan iarracht.
9/03/2013 11:45pm, #102
trade surplus of EUR$136.3b (USD$179.5b) and in 2012 the EU had a EUR$146.7b (USD$193.1b) surplus in international services trade.
So in terms of their damage to the European economy, unless they're issuing tens of millions of new black belts every year, nothing of note. Given that there are only 582 black belts that appear in their current rankings list this would seem unlikely.
In commercial terms Gracie Barra is quite small, as is the IBJJF.
However, in terms of the Brasilian Jiu Jitsu market they are large players (albeit in a rather small pond). They have a stranglehold on an emerging industry and appear to be utilising anti-competitive tactics to ensure that they maintain their influence as the market expands.
So, if you are still determined to go down the economic argument route you may want to stick to market economics and the market innefficiencies created by monopolies and anti-competitive behaviour. It may also be worth referenceing any applicable state and/or federal anti-competition legislation.Dum spiro, spero.
Tada gan iarracht.
9/04/2013 12:03am, #103
And is the fanboy remark meant to mean I train with IBJJF? There are several people on my FB that can attest I do not. But keep going with the ad hominum. It's just further proving that you can't be a decent investigator.
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9/04/2013 12:10am, #104
9/04/2013 12:34am, #105
9/04/2013 8:04am, #106
Its not a monopoly issue. The consumers aren't the target. The instructors are being forced to buy things that they already own. Buying an association leeches 2k a year off your income, forces you to build the brand of your direct competitor, forces you to split your earnings with outside instructors and ties your success to outside parties. Gracie Barra and Team Lloyd Irvin are prime examples of pretty severe collapses due to association improprieties.
9/04/2013 8:27am, #107
It is dumb to forgo the monopoly issue. That would be a great hook for federal litigation.
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9/04/2013 8:28am, #108
Yes, that is, you could find a prosecutor willing to go antitrust on it.
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9/04/2013 10:08am, #109
Honestly, I'm just killing time by arguing on the internet. I'm gonna hand over the relevant files to someone else today and/or tomorrow and get back to business. I've found that the simplest way to handle the drama when people ask about lineage and affiliation is to simply say, "We don't do that here" and then shake hands and grapple. If they ask further questions, you tell them the absolute truth. If you stand on your own merits and do business honestly and ethically, you'll be alright, despite what they say during the hard sell. I don't intend to destroy these guys. Don't need to.
Besides, rumor has it that they've already got their hands full. lol
9/04/2013 11:02am, #110
just out of curiosity, if you are teaching gi grappling, what belt do you wear? how are you dealing with rank that students earn from you?
i'm not saying that you are wrong in what you are doing, but the "party line" on bullshido has been that a situation like what you are describing (instructor with belts that are not recognized, teaching outside of the affiliations) would be considered a red flag, and would be things that a prospective student would be wise to worry about.
maybe it's time to change the "party line", i'm not sure, that's why i brought it up, because this is a clear-cut exception to the rule (we have a known coach with verified skills who is throwing up undeserved red flags.)
i understand that times are changing in terms of what a belt or affiliation means in the BJJ world, but, remember that in the past claims by instructors that "the proof is on the mat" and "i don't need affiliation/belts/etc to know how to fight" have been met with ridicule on here for a long time."Face punches are an essential character building part of a martial art. You don't truly love your children unless you allow them to get punched in the face." - chi-conspiricy
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