Thread: Chris Garland
4/18/2005 5:26pm, #11Originally Posted by omega
4/18/2005 5:38pm, #12
- Join Date
- Sep 2004
- Houston Tx. area
His knowledge includes proficiency in all ways of the Samurai, including Hapkido, swordsmanship, archery, horseback riding, swimming and - most importantly for his students - turning the body into a ready-made weapon.
Since when did Hapkido become a samurai art?
4/18/2005 5:44pm, #13
4/18/2005 6:07pm, #14Kuha'o - Kela - Koa
4/18/2005 7:28pm, #15
Nothing is stopping us from contacting this reporter, we don't need someone in the area.
Also, his web site includes a forum and gallery where one can post comments; I was thinking perhaps of posting that info to every board there and in every comment section inhis photo galleries. Gum up the works a bit, no?
4/18/2005 7:43pm, #16Originally Posted by Dai-Tenshi
:bom:"All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us...they can't get away this time"
- Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, USMC
This forum is getting downright retarded.
4/18/2005 7:47pm, #17
4/18/2005 7:49pm, #18
I was going to, but it seems someone else already did.
4/18/2005 8:02pm, #19
what do you mean someone already did? I just sent this out- and yes I did basically copy everything you said..... like copy paste....
This article was brought to the attention of an online martial arts
community and questions were raised as to the veracity of Mr.
The following information was found:
" Garland, Ronald Christopher
Claims joined at 17 ( Actual Dob 1973 or 1974) - Special Forces, Army
Ranger, Jumped into Panama and Army Officer in Kuwait
Served April 7, 1993 to July 10, 1995. Awards: Army lapel Button,
National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Sharpshooter
Marksmanship Qual w/Grenade Bar, Marksman Qual w/Rifle Bar. Discharged
"Specialist". From April 16 1993 to July 30 1993 - Served with Co B
2/54th INF USAITB FBO. Was a Fighting Vehicle Infantryman with E co
2-16th IN Ft Riley Kansas till "med hold" discharge. Oct 4 1994.
Hillwood Plaza TN - Executive Martial Arts."
He served for two years, got hurt, and got out on medical discharge.
POWnetwork.org is one of a few groups (e.g. AutheniSEAL.org) which run
solely on donations in order to expose frauds in the military. They
basically dip into his DD-214, find out who the suspected individual
served with, ask questions of those he did serve with, and then post
them once they get verified.
For all I know he is a perfectly capable martial artist, but this
doesn;t exactly inspire confidence in the rest of his claims.
Just thought you might like to know.
How do you know it was already pointed out? Was there another article or retraction or some such?
4/18/2005 8:05pm, #20