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    Derek Smith?

    Has anyone ever heard of this guy? He's posted on an FB group I belong to and has this extensive...uh...pedigree; however, since I know jack about military operations and training, I'm not sure how to gauge this guy. Something bothers me, I just don't know what...maybe it's because Bob Yoder is one of his FB buddies...

    http://www.budovideos.com/special-ag...rek-smith.html

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    as well as to perform the kind of undercover, counter-intelligence stuff that you see portrayed in Hollywood movies.
    Well, this sounds awesome.

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    Derek Smith is one of the government’s most trusted and respected “official” bone-crunchers…
    the US government has official bone-crunchers? or do the quotes make it ironic? what's a bone-cruncher, do the ellipses signify something redacted due to top secret?

    I am so confused right now :(

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    Nothing to see here. http://www.specialagentcombativesystem.com/ is now a parked site.

    Looking at his YouTube channel, it looks like he's moved on to real estate: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyR...FDcFjhpEP6LIlg

    If you're still curious, he still has a page up at: http://derekallensmith.net/

    His martial arts trained is tied to the VKA (which explains the connection to Yoder): http://derekallensmith.net/Martialartstraining.php

    If you really need to know more, I found this: http://selfdefenseclasswderek.blogsp...tem-fluid.html
    In this article I would like to introduce you to a fighting principle called the Fluid Shock Wave Principle. The Fluid Shock Wave Principle is emphasized in all of the special agent combative system counterstrikes. It is not an unknown concept in the martial arts; this striking principle has been called the focus punch, the energy sink, the heavy hand strike, and many other terms relating to a "vibration" type of strike. Unfortunately, learning how to deliver such a strike often took a lifetime of constant practice, since few individuals understood the strikes physics or a dynamics. I will explain them to you in this article.

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    It looks like his academic certifications are legit, inasmuch that the schools have actual campuses and are accredited.

    His martial arts resume seems a bit inflated to me. What is 'Kenpo Street Combat'? I didn't know you could earn a dan ranking specifically in stick and knife fighting.

    I mean the guy has 12 black belts...8 1st dan ranks and 4 4th-9th dan ranks. I mean, I guess it's not impossible but...I dunno. That sends up a red flag plus there's his association with the VKA.

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    His (ISC)2 certs are legit: https://webportal.isc2.org/custom/Ce...mith&CN=365862

    Note: the cert images on http://derekallensmith.net/trainingandcreds.php are high res images being scaled down via HTML. His CISSP number can be clearly read from: http://derekallensmith.net/attachments/Image/cissp2.jpg

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    "Fluid shock"? Wow - blast from the past. I remember reading about that in some MA mag more than 20 years ago...

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    Hi, I am Derek A. Smith

    Hi guys, I am no superhero or anything and I am no seal or delta force. But I am a real guy and I have been training consistently in the martial arts since I joined the Navy in 1981. I have served in the Navy, Air Force and Army. In the Navy I was a Seabee, in the Air Force I was a special agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, where I did undecover, protective services, and counter intelligence work. I was also in Army Intelligence and Army CID. Following the Military, I was a special agent for the DIA protective services division where I was their first National Training Director and Acting Deputy Chief for the Protective Services division. After that I was a special agent for several agencies. For the AFOSI and two agencies I was the National Firearms and Defensive Tactics Program Manager or Director. I was an Instructor at the AFOSI Academy and I am a FLETC trained firearms instructor. In these roles I have undergone extensive training and gained extensive real world experiences. In addition, I have really earned 8 college degrees and about 10 certifications as a cyber security expert.

    I would argue that my experiences have given me much more experience and exposure than the typical bullshido member. I will put my background up against anyone on this site and also, I have NO problem with any verifying my lineage although I have absolutely nothing to prove to anyone here.

    Someone mentioned I have "moved on to real estate." Well like most of you I hope, that is just one of the many things I do to make money. I am also a college professor at the University of Maryland and at the Virginia University of Science and Technology and have taught at other schools for many years. If you check the Internet Movie Database, you will see I have acted in movies and television, and if you check my site, you will see that I have been on the news mutltiple times, written books, get paid for doing webinars, writing white papers, etc.

    I am no fraud, take a look for yourself. As I stated, I am not a super hero or anything like that, but I am very proud of my accomplishments and they are real. Many people judge me while they sit on their couches and do nothing but criticize. I still train in BJJ, Krav Mag, and Pekiti Tersia knife fighting 3 days a week at 53 years old. If you ever want to talk, I am here to do so.

    One thing, I have broken away from VKA as I came to realize this guy is a complete fraud and I have discarded any credentials I have received from him. However, I have trained with Pelligrini, Vunak, and many others during my 36 years of martial arts training. I personally trained and promoted to black belt David Rivas, a vice president and Master Instructor of Combat Hapkido.

    Thank you for your attention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Smith View Post
    Hi guys, I am no superhero or anything and I am no seal or delta force. But I am a real guy and I have been training consistently in the martial arts since I joined the Navy in 1981. I have served in the Navy, Air Force and Army. In the Navy I was a Seabee, in the Air Force I was a special agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, where I did undecover, protective services, and counter intelligence work. I was also in Army Intelligence and Army CID. Following the Military, I was a special agent for the DIA protective services division where I was their first National Training Director and Acting Deputy Chief for the Protective Services division. After that I was a special agent for several agencies. For the AFOSI and two agencies I was the National Firearms and Defensive Tactics Program Manager or Director. I was an Instructor at the AFOSI Academy and I am a FLETC trained firearms instructor. In these roles I have undergone extensive training and gained extensive real world experiences. In addition, I have really earned 8 college degrees and about 10 certifications as a cyber security expert.

    I would argue that my experiences have given me much more experience and exposure than the typical bullshido member. I will put my background up against anyone on this site and also, I have NO problem with any verifying my lineage although I have absolutely nothing to prove to anyone here.

    Someone mentioned I have "moved on to real estate." Well like most of you I hope, that is just one of the many things I do to make money. I am also a college professor at the University of Maryland and at the Virginia University of Science and Technology and have taught at other schools for many years. If you check the Internet Movie Database, you will see I have acted in movies and television, and if you check my site, you will see that I have been on the news mutltiple times, written books, get paid for doing webinars, writing white papers, etc.

    I am no fraud, take a look for yourself. As I stated, I am not a super hero or anything like that, but I am very proud of my accomplishments and they are real. Many people judge me while they sit on their couches and do nothing but criticize. I still train in BJJ, Krav Mag, and Pekiti Tersia knife fighting 3 days a week at 53 years old. If you ever want to talk, I am here to do so.

    Thank you for your attention.
    Welcome to Bullshido.

    I do fear that you are coming across as a completely full of ****.

    You have no idea what you are talking about when discussing the membership here. Which, at least in my mind, shows you fail to do basic research before aggressively starting conflict with strangers.

    Which could point to a number of things.
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    Violence is pretty uncommon in clubs in this area, and the dude didn't seem particularly hostile up until the moment he slapped me.
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    What conflict...

    WHat conflict with which members? I am simply answering the questions that were asked. I wish no conflict. You make a blanket statement of me coming off as bullshit when all you have to do is look, which you obviously have not, which actually demonstrates YOUR ignorance and bullshit. But that is typical here. I am not new. I was on this site many years ago. I just could not find my old account info...but nothing has changed. Please tell me what have YOU done in YOUR life??? Also, there was NO agression in my statement...but then again...you do describe yourself as functionally illiterate. As a matter of fact....I never discussed membership...

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