Thread: Frank Cucci
4/15/2005 10:10am, #51Originally Posted by Thaiboxerken
He claimed to have created the system, not just trained SEALs. Due to his school's location, his main industry would be SEALs and Naval personnel to begin with. Any school within the vicinity would more than likely attract SEALs, even Tai Chi Chu'an. It's his claims of creating the entire hand to hand system is what I'm saying is BS.
I never said he wasn't a SEAL or an impressive MAist, it's just his marketing is a bit dishonest.
4/15/2005 10:25am, #52Originally Posted by Anthracis
Anthracis is right yet, I still think they are playing of military credentials. Many that use "Chief Instuctor" are former military people. I think it is an advertising tactic. I also Don't think it is wrong. If you are/were in the military you may go here over another school because of the like minded individuals.
Isn't most advertising semi-dishonest? Again like Anathracis said it is within the context. If you are trying to attract military they will see "Chief Instructor" and run to that door. Most of the military guys I know stay away from Internal MA because it isn't grounded in actual combat.
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4/15/2005 3:41pm, #53Originally Posted by It is Fake??
Tai Chi was just for an example, though I did know a Recon cat who was heavily into some CMAs who did a lot of the weird chi exercises that they do.
12/25/2006 7:58pm, #54
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I have seen some of his videos in years past, and I have to say they look like JKD. Compare them to P. Vanuk´s, who also studied under Dan Inosanto, and you will see what I mean.
12/25/2006 8:43pm, #55
Haven't read this whole thread and I know its already been said, but Cucci is 100% legit.
12/25/2006 8:51pm, #56
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12/26/2006 2:43pm, #57
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I used to travel the 8 hours round trip to train with Mr. C way back in 93/94/95 when his school was on Va Bch Blvd (i believe thats right) and was called Functional Defensive Concepts. Way back before be paid the marketing company that came up with the Linxx gimmick. Back then, every Saturday we'd go up there were always 4 or 5 guys from the SEAL teams there training.
I got to spend some time around him through training, seminars and just being around the right people and getting invited to dinner. I can tell you he is the real deal. I was even able to see a letter written to him by some high up guy in the Navy reminding him to watch what he said concerning the SEAL's training when he was being interviewed by Full Contact Magazine back in the late 90's. Something about not exposing confidential facts or some such and to speak in generalities.
I don't know what his school is like now, as we quit traveling up there around 98/99 or so. I do know that I was the referee at Combat Sports Challenge 19 in Richmond Virginia and he had several MT fighters there. I believe they all won, and won well. So while there may be a side of McDojo there, from what I saw, they still have some legitimate fighting classes running at sometime.
12/27/2006 9:56am, #58
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Don't know much about him, but ain't he the dude that looks like he should sing with Frankie Valley and his boys.
12/30/2006 2:48pm, #59
Not that pertinent:
Rolled with a Cucci blue belt yesterday. Seemed like a decent blue.
Very, very active (which isn't somethign you can't really teach but is a great quality). He was military and had been training with Cucci over two years so I doubt there is too much fishiness.
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1/01/2007 3:13pm, #60
upa, do live in the 757?
And itsahak, i'm guessing you train at RAM?