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    Anyone know a BJJ black belt named Bernie Gorak in Bourbonnais, Illinois??

    He runs a Kenpo school but keeps telling me he is also a BJJ black belt, pro boxer and pro MMA fighter. I cannot find any verification on this. Can anyone help?

    https://www.facebook.com/bernie.gorak.56

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    Here's what I've found so far:
    http://www.ikfkickboxing.com/News05Oct.htm

    Super Welterweight Muay Thai (147.1-153 lbs)
    Matine Silverwolf (Olympic Arena - Manteno, IL) vs Bernie Gorak (Gorak's Shotokan - Bourbonnais, IL)

    Still, do you know which one you are talking to? It seems they all use the FB page and there are three of them in various incarnations over the internet.

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    I have direct PM's from Bernie Gorak himself claiming to be a BJJ black belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C0WB0Y View Post
    I have direct PM's from Bernie Gorak himself claiming to be a BJJ black belt.
    I'm sure you asked him his lineage.
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    I did and he refuses to offer any comment on his lineage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C0WB0Y View Post
    I did and he refuses to offer any comment on his lineage.
    Huh, I thought you BJJ were all big into the whole lineage thing.Most people (like Rayce and Murphy) won't shut the **** up about it. Hell even the Judo guys get all indignant and start listing off names and comps.

    Maybe that is just guys with really good pedigrees...

    Maybe this guy is the magical unicorn with a legit BJJ blackbelt from a monk on the mountains in Brazil or something.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghost55 View Post
    Violence is pretty uncommon in clubs in this area, and the dude didn't seem particularly hostile up until the moment he slapped me.
    I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
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    I was told that I could see his BJJ black belt certification only if I come to his dojo in Bourbonnais, Illinois.

    But he also tells me that BJJ is "over rated". Does anyone else find it odd that someone would go through all the effort of attaining the rank of black belt in a martial art they feel is over-rated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by C0WB0Y View Post
    I was told that I could see his BJJ black belt certification only if I come to his dojo in Bourbonnais, Illinois.

    But he also tells me that BJJ is "over rated". Does anyone else find it odd that someone would go through all the effort of attaining the rank of black belt in a martial art they feel is over-rated?
    You may consider letting him know he's now a topic here and this thread will show high in any search by others from his name alone.

    Until then, his un-viewed certificate means diddly.

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    Oh, I let him know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hungryjoe View Post
    You may consider letting him know he's now a topic here and this thread will show high in any search by others from his name alone.

    Until then, his un-viewed certificate means diddly.
    Its a 24 hour bike ride for me.. I am not up to that yet.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghost55 View Post
    Violence is pretty uncommon in clubs in this area, and the dude didn't seem particularly hostile up until the moment he slapped me.
    I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WFMurphyPhD View Post
    Slamming the man in the bottom position from time to time keeps everybody on their toes and discourages butt scooting stupidity.

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