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  1. The Crack Taoist is offline

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    Master of Defense?
    well frankly this guy is a nut.. but there is nothing wrong with
    the title persay...

    I would say someone like Clements, who is the ARMA big dog, or
    any of a number of firearm instructors could claim the title without
    it being foolish. Keating (who takes the title "Master at Arms") comes
    to mind. Clements is a reconstructionist fencer type. Keating is a
    gunfighter who took up Kali, JKD and a whole assload of other things.

    the main points being...
    1. It's a historical European title, so the Arts trained/taught should
    be (at least partially) European. Greco-Roman, Western Archery,
    Savate, Boxing (preferably with the dirty stuff still in there), or
    (especially these days) Fencing or Firearms.

    2. The second point is that to be a "Master of Defense" historical
    involved offering public chalenge to all and sundry in a public
    forum. Playing the "Prize" is a time honored custom.

    3. It's "Master" in the sense of being a master of a trade like
    plumbing. In this sense.. if I can open a school and be a professional
    (i.e. eat off my trade) then bitches should show up and fight or
    shut the **** up.

    If I ever open a school I'll likely call it a Salle d'Armes. In this since
    Maestro is just a school master or a master tradesman... one who
    is past journeyman and makes their living off their trade.
    let's talk about why fat-fu shall we?
  2. Matt Anderson is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by deepbluehalo
    Master of Defense?

    I would say someone like Clements, who is the ARMA big dog, or
    any of a number of firearm instructors could claim the title without
    it being foolish.
    Good point but I'd like to point out that John does not claim the title "master" of anything nor does anyone in ARMA. Most of us just feel that no one has really come that far yet in our studies. Legitimate reconstruction of medieval and renaissance fighting arts is still in it's infancy and although we are learning a lot and developing what I believe is a very valid, martially sound curriculum, we aren't "there" yet.

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  3. Ktulu is offline
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    This dude is in my neighborhood, so to speak. That 248 area code encompasses a large area but it's southern boarder is two miles from here. He sure likes the over-the-top marketing. Note the use of the word "tactical." It's a dead giveaway.

    On his bio page he cites Live Safe Academy and Ian Kinder. Although I've met Ian once a few years ago, that doesn't mean ****. However, he has a very good reputation around these parts as a firearms instructor.

    Ktulu - aka: Master of Disaster
    Last edited by Ktulu; 7/10/2005 6:28pm at .
    If God carried a gun, it would be a 1911.

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    A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. - John Stuart Mill
  4. Blue Collar is offline

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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ktulu
    This dude is in my neighborhood, so to speak. That 248 area code encompasses a large area but it's southern boarder is two miles from here. He sure likes the over-the-top marketing. Note the use of the word "tactical." It's a dead giveaway.

    On his bio page he sites Live Safe Academy and Ian Kinder. Although I've met Ian once a few years ago, that doesn't mean ****. However, he has a very good reputation around these parts as a firearms instructor.

    Ktulu - aka: Master of Disaster

    That seems to be the way that these clowns get started, hook up with somebody with a decent reputation and go overboard. I agree that this Janulis fellow over-uses the term "tactical". Please note that there is nothing in this man's bio that would even come close to being any sort of qualification as a "tactical" instructor. My take on the whole thing is that he has hooked up with some reputable people, and has purchase some "tactical" videos from Paladin Press and maybe US Cav or Ranger Joe's and is now marketing his very own "innovative tactical training system". In short, he's a plagarist rather than a pugilist. :5badair: I certainly hope nobdy takes this guy seriously.
  5. tgace is offline
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     Style: Arnis/Kenpo hybrid

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    I like the "operators" training bit. I wonder if any LE dept. has, would or even could have him in for training. Dont most LE agencies require some sort of certification before they can start teaching cops weapons and use of force techniques? Sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen.
  6. Blue Collar is offline

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    Yep... I feel bad for the folks that buy into his bullshit.
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    7/01/2005 6:52am

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    Birthday:
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    Just to let you see how old this guy is (with me remembering what a punk-ass I was then LOL) and all that training has made him what he is today. Sounds like a few seminars here and there and you can be a Master of Defense.

    Have a great Kenpo day

    Clyde
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    For an Irishman to see a fight, and not be taking part."

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  8. slamdunc is online now
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    Posted On:
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    WTF is a Master of Defense?

    Quote Originally Posted by Machiavelli
    I like the "operators" training bit. I wonder if any LE dept. has, would or even could have him in for training. Dont most LE agencies require some sort of certification before they can start teaching cops weapons and use of force techniques? Sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen.
    As a matter of fact, you do have to be certified to train law enforcement. All states have a P.O.S.T. or a Training and Standards Board; the vendor's training program must be approved by them, before it is presented to officers.
    I am seeking approval for a use of force program at this time and in order to receive the blessing, they scrutinize your resume and verify everything.

    People claiming to be masters of anything are pretentious, in my opinion. That is unless they are teaching Korean martial arts, and then it is required LOL.
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     Style: Liu Seong Kuntao, Baguazh

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    Quote Originally Posted by slamdunc
    People claiming to be masters of anything are pretentious, in my opinion. That is unless they are teaching Korean martial arts, and then it is required LOL.

    If I read his bio correctly he did start in TKD. I'll bet that this Janulis character is some kind of white-collar weenie with a very boring job, probably works in a bank or something. This could explain his overuse and misunderstanding of the term "tactical".
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  10. tgace is offline
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     Style: Arnis/Kenpo hybrid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Collar
    If I read his bio correctly he did start in TKD. I'll bet that this Janulis character is some kind of white-collar weenie with a very boring job, probably works in a bank or something. This could explain his overuse and misunderstanding of the term "tactical".
    "Axually"...I haunt Martial Talk and remember reading that he is now a manager of some "Homeland Security Tier" security company In charge of hiring and training. Probably some outfit like Brinks or Whackenhut.
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