Grandmaster Bob Yoder: 57 Different Ranks
Any one know this guy?
Soke Bob Yoder claims to have 57 certifications. Can't post the link to his website just Google it.
10th Dan Founder/Grandmaster Tai Shu Do
10th Dan Police Methods
10th Dan Combat Karate
10th Dan Combat Jujitsu
10th Dan Wakazamurai Kokusai Budo
9th Dan Combat Gojo Karate Do
9th Dan Bhat Ninjutsu/Karate
9th Dan Ninjutsu
8th Dan Gojitsu-Ryu Karate-Do
8th Dan American Modern JuJitsu
8th Dan American Modern Aikido
8th Dan Freestyle Karate
8th Dan Shioku Waza
6th Dan Scientific Tad Sun Pok Hybrid System5th Dan Shinka Ryu Ninjutsu
5th Dan Ninpo-Do
5th Dan Hapkido
5th Dan Hapki-Do Police Methods
5th Dan Dragon Shaolin Kenpo Karate5th Dan Kenpo Karate-do4th Dan Shaolin Twin Dragons Kenpo Jiu-Jitsu4th Dan Guardian Kempo JuJitsu "Old Style"4th Dan Tactical Combat Kajukenbo
4th Dan American Kenpo Karate
4th Dan Valadez Kenpo-Ryu4th Dan Praying Mantis Kung Fu4th Dan Tai Sheng Men Kung Fu3rd Dan Shaolin Dragon Kung Fu3rd Dan Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu
3rd Dan Tae Kwon Do
3rd Dan Krav Maga
2nd Dan Yoshin Ryu Combat JuJitsu
2nd Dan Koga Ryu Ninjutsu
2nd Dan Keha Karate-Do
2nd Dan Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
1st Dan Aikijitsu
1st Dan Hwa Rang Do
1st Dan Shaolin Chaun Fa
1st Dan Kan Balam Kung Fu
1st Dan Decuerdas Eskrima
1st Dan Zen Sekei Goshin Jitsu
Master Instructor Military CQC System
Master Level Filipino Boxing
Master Instructor Chin Na
Senior Instructor Kali Silat
Senior Instructor Combat Silat
Senior Instructor Jeet Kune Do
Senior Instructor Jeet Kune Do Concepts
Senior Instructor Offensive Fighting System
Wing Chun Red Sash Full Instructor
Shifu Shaolin-Wutang Kung Fu Internal Power Systems
Expert/Teacher Warrior Self Defense System
Certified Knife Instructor
Ground Tactics Instructor
Instructor Dim Mak
Instructor Kun Tao
Instructor Muay Thai
Instructor Law Enforcement Combative Tactics
Instructor Tactical Stick Defense
Instructor Tactical Knife Defense
Instructor Tactical Gun Defense
State Certified UASD Instructor DRC
Black Sash Kung Fu & KickboxingCertified Unarmed Combat InstructorCertified Disabled Martial Arts InstructorCertified Disabled Self Defense InstructorCertified Senior Citizen Self Defense InstructorCertified Rape Prevention Self Defense Instructor
I assume this - http://www.taishudo.com/ - is his site.
A few of those style names have popped up here before, Valadez Kenpo being the first one that caught my eye.
Kan Balam Kung Fu - teaches via correspondence, and the founder is also part of the Valadez Kenpo circle-jerk.
Keha Karate-Do - also connected to Valadez Kenpo
I'm sure there's a few more connections there.
Someone with just a third of those rankings would seem suspect, but since you started a MABS thread, you should do some legwork. Some places to start:
-contact him, find who gave which ranks
-contact those people to confirm
Holy crap. Yeah, let's get something on this.
It seems like a lot of this could be discredited just with some Googling.
It'd be interesting to send this guy an e-mail and ask him where one gets a 10th dan in police methods. I might be up for that later in the weekend. Busy tonight.
BTW, where are you finding that list of ranks? I'm not seeing it here.
Click on the link for "Staff" - his bio is the only one.
Originally Posted by OwlMatt
That has a different list of accomplishments -- which also ought to be investigated -- but no ranks.
Originally Posted by Chili Pepper
Is Googling even necessary? It would be hard to know where to begin. Available thru his website is the "Killer Ninja Training Program," which will allow you to "master the secret art of the Ninja and earn your Ninjutsu Black Belt right at home," all for the low price of $97/month. You can also join the "Ninja Training Affiliate Program" where you will receive commissions for selling Ninja Training. No website? No problem -- he will show you how to sell Ninja Training to your friends thru Facebook and email. Enough said.
Originally Posted by OwlMatt
Its a clever business model -- his website contains such a high volume of crap that it becomes a daunting task to sort it all out. BTW, a lot of his links are dead.
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