Dud Round ... you're toast, face it, admit it, get over it and move on. You have been repeatedly outed as a liar and I seriously doubt anyone cares what you have to say. Doubt it? Let's take a Poll.
Originally Posted by tsuruken
Don't even bother with that inane "I don't care what people think as I know the truth of the matter." rot. Obviously, you do care what people think as you continue to pollute this forum with your uber BS.
From what has been posted up thus far ... you should purge the word "truth" from your vocabulary lest you burst into flames upon uttering it.
RD is known to some of us and his Sifu is known by me ... we are of the same generation. The pics alone tube any claims you have to real MA skill ... you can't even stand correctly.
Go away little 'tard troll.
Hey RD, how about posting up the video of this Bozo and let's be done with him once and for all?
Video is not here yet it's comming fro Australia.
Blah ... piss on the video. The guy can't even stand still with proper structural alignment ... total wanker. I can always just run an old episode of the Key Stone Cops backward if I want a visual of what this Bozoid must look like in motion.
Originally Posted by Royal Dragon
Please check your PM when you get the chance on an unrelated matter. Organizing this MMTD Summer thing is a logistical goat screw thus far.
"Royal Dragon" .... profanity is the lowest from of wit. Please refrain from lowering yourself to this level.
I will answer your questions although I wish to steer clear of any Martial arts politics for the sake of my on-going relationships as I am sure you will understand.
Firstly, I make no claims of rank and title ... On this I want to be clear. I am simply a seeker and researcher ... Nothing more.
I established a relationship with Paul Wollos and he shared correspondence and research material regarding his Shihequan (Feeding Crane -Fist)
For a very brief time I was associated to the Dong Mu-Yau school via Hanting Shen. No actual training had taken place other than correspondence and the sharing of VCD material. I found this art to be somewhat "Karate orientated" from my limited viewpoint. This relationship ended due to an request for undue amounts of money on behalf of Shen. I don't believe You and I have established such a relationship to share further info here.
I did for a brief moment in early 2005 train with one Wei Gu Hao in what he claimed was Feihequan learning the Wu Xing Shou, San Zhan and his Chi-Sao and Tui-Shou methods along with some self-defence aspects although thius was in itself nothing all that special.
I am and have been for the past four and a half (going on five) years associated with and learning under Sifu Fai. He is, not one for publicity! He claims to teach what he calls "Shaolin Baihe/Paihemen. This I am led to believe is a form based upon Shihequan although the stances are more dynamic. I and some of my fellow students recently spent the Xmas break with him learning a form called "Shihe-Shou" (Hungry Crane hand) and was given VCD footage of him performing this form in Malaysia (? ... Not sure) at some martial arts convention. He performs in street clothes (as is his accepted norm). He also makes a mean Dit Jar Dow Strike Wine a( which he calls simply "Bop") and a Shaolin Health Tonic which he claims is a "500" year old family formula (Jamie Scuffell has even seen it!). I have a lineage for him which he claims is traceable back to Shaolin Temple although I hardly think this is the place to produce same.
Also for whatever it may be worth to you, I am a member (No 414) of the Martial Arts Industry Association (the peak body for Martial arts in Australia) and hold Australian Government National Level One Accreditation for martial arts. I am also recognised by the International Martial Arts Alliance as a professionally certified martial arts teacher (No 902).
So what are your martial arts skills again?
Originally Posted by tsuruken
I've answered you which is more than I can say for Royal Dragon who:
A: Refuses to simply name himself!
B: Refuses to name HIS teachers!
C: Refuses to name his affiliations?
From your pictures, the CMA people can discern that he knows what he's doing. Remember, lineage and identity don't mean **** when your art has no function.
Originally Posted by tsuruken
You asked a simple question. I answered it honestly (See above) ... I'm still awaiting simple answers from Royal Dragon ..... with respect.
All these people seem to think I'm "functional" Surely they ALL cannot be wrong!
Great Master Ruan Dong of Calling Crane Fuzhou, China said: "Ron Goninan has strong Chi."
The highly regarded Shaolin-Fists/Five Ancestors Fist Master, Sifu Yap Leong wrote: "I am much honoured and accept the privilege to be made Senior Technical Master/Adviser to you and your association. If I can be of help I will gladly do so. I do not mind being an adviser in your association. Hope your group is progressing well."
Master Erle Montaigue of the World Taiji Boxing Association had this to say of Goninan: "I have known Ron Goninan for sometime and he is a serious martial artist who wishes to help his students to gain whatever it is that they are looking for from their training".
Matt Henderson, South Eastern Regional Director Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karatedo Seibukai said: "After much consideration and exploration, I feel you have progressed farther in the study of White Crane, and can take me higher in knowledge of the style than anyone outside of Okinawa or China".
Kevin Brennan, Editor of Australasian Fighting Arts Magazine said: "Your one of the few gentlemen of the martial arts".
Kempo-Ryu International Karate Organization Chairman Peter Mylonas Shihan writes: "I have had the pleasure of personally knowing Mr. Goninan over the last year and have found him to be a talented, educated and respected martial artist. His reputation within our industry is one of high standard, with our peers constantly praising his efforts and good reputable message to the community about the true values of the martial arts".
Kevin Blundell of the Kumiai-Ryu Martial Arts System had this to say: "Ron's study of the Martial Arts is to be admired for both its intensity and dedication. The integrity of Mr. Ron Goninan is beyond reproach and any dealings he has with people are conducted with honesty and enthusiasm".
Karate Instructor Alf Pace 3rd Dan Sensei said: "In all my years, I have never encountered a martial arts master with as much skill and knowledge as Ron Goninan and it is certain that I will not encounter anyone like Ron in the future".
David Walker, B.Th.;Dip.Min.;Cs.Dip and the Principal of the Cornerstone Christian College said: "In the martial arts arena, Ron's commitment to research and an honest and down to earth approach has made him one of the most knowledgeable and sought after instructors in the country".
Paul Gurney - Dip Teach MIAME and Martial Arts Instructor say's: "Ron has demonstrated a never tiring dedication, development and understanding of the Martial Arts. He has an incredible depth of knowledge. I feel what really makes Ron stand out from others is that he sees himself as a person and not as a martial artist".
Karatedo 5th Dan, Graeme Bingham said: "Ron is one of the most devoted, experienced and knowledgeable practitioners of the martial arts that I have come across".
Australian Black Belt Instructor, Tony Pryor said: "Ron has always conducted himself with honesty and integrity, and I am proud to have him as a friend and teacher".
Kokoro-Ryu Bujutsu-Kan Instructor and 6th Dan Black Belt, Wayne Hanley said this about Goninan:"As a colleague in the Martial Arts I feel that his technical skill and knowledge is of the highest standard, his willingness and ability to pass on this knowledge, and his dedication to his art would be a credit to any instructor". I have personally known Sifu Ron Goninan, of the White Crane Research Institute for over 6 years.
As a colleague in the Martial Arts I feel his technical skill and knowledge is of the highest standard. His willingness and ability to pass on this knowledge, and his dedication to his students and his art would be a credit to any instructor. It is without any reservation that I supply this reference.
James Sumarac Kyoshi, 7th Dan Senior Sudent of Ohtsuka Tadahiko Hanshi of Gojukensha Karatedo said: "I believe you to be hard working and serious in your discipline".
Fernando Portela Camara, 7th Dan of the Traditonal Shorieji-Kan Gokenki-Ha wrote on Dec 30, 1999: "I consider Mr. Goninan a man with great knowledge and skill in Hakutsuru Kenpo, an excellent character and a dedicated master. I am convinced that Mr. Goninan is the most outstanding non-oriental White Crane-Fist Specialist".
Shifu Arnold Buenviaje, Chief instructor - Ling Ming Martial Arts Association, Chief instructor - Ling Nam Athletic Federation and White Crane Kung-Fu Master said: "I have visited your website and found it quite informative and I am impressed by the depth of your knowledge about the White Crane Fist in the Chinese martial arts style. It is very seldom to find someone like you to be so well rounded in martial arts and with such dedication in pursue to the development of one's arts. I am most happy to share with you with what I know. We can continue exchanging our technique".
Walt Missingham, Chairman of the Martial Arts Industry Association said: "Mr. Ron Goninan is an associate member in good standing with the MAIA and is an accredited martial arts instructor with the MAIA, his accreditation number is 1009."
Paul Clifton, Editor of England's Traditional Karate Magazine said of Goninan's research into Crane-Fist: "Ron is a well-known martial artist who is doing a lot of research in this area. He is rapidly gaining great notoriety for his work around the world".
John C Gray of Bridgeton, USA said: "You are a Leading Master in the Western World on the subject of Crane-Fist".
Alan Wolfenden of Tsubokai Kenpo, England said: "You have helped me with the historical side of the art a great deal and you have gone out of your way with time and effort on more than one occasion now, so I feel that I can trust you enough to be a member of your organisation without any of the downfalls that I have experienced in the past. Let me thank you whole heartedly for all of your help, I really didn't expect so much ".
Glyn Jones Goju-Ryu England wrote: "Thank you, for everything, your advice & guidance etc. My thoughts and considerations were and still are only ever with the correct teachings and preservation of Tsuruken. This is where those really interested in the Crane Arts need YOU! I'll bring you a bottle of the best scotch, pure heaven"
Robert Slywa Renshi of the Okinawan Isshinryu Karate Association Australia said: "To appreciate the man you must meet the man. Until I did, I was unsure of his direction but it took 5 minutes with him to feel his energy toward his art and students. He makes you WANT to train and listen. He is a fine example of what a martial artist should be and strive for".
8th Dan Ken Yu Kan Goju Master Alex de Araya said: "His achievements, and his efforts to promote the way of the warriors, makes him a very prolific and respected Master in his own right. His knowledge of Ancient martial arts including the Tsuruken and White Crane Fist is unmatched in Oceania, and has been given the honour of representing these styles as the Head and successor of the founders".
Sifu Garry Spencer of the Australian Shaolin Kempo Academy said: “You are a great martial arts practitioner with tremendous ability, a fresh and inspiring attitude, plus, an amazing knowledge of so many of the martial art's. Watching you in action was really great. You are one of nature's true gentlemen! A good friend that I am proud to have met. You can guarantee that the Australian Shaolin Kempo Academy and the KOBGK Paihequan International shall remain bonded through our mutual friendship and our love of the arts. Sifu Ron is an excellent Sifu! He has an awesome knowledge of the arts and is a great role model to his pupils who have a tremendous respect for him. Sifu Ron has traveled extensively to Asia and is adept in many arts, cultures, and martial ways. Ron is also a healer with a sound knowledge of the healing arts. I am proud to have Sifu Ron as a friend and a martial brother.
Sifu Stone of the Southland Xue Xiao wrote: A provocative document from a radical Master whose commitment to the warrior-scholar way is a challenge to every martial arts student.
Master Healer & Spiritualist Leonie Faye wrote: "You are a strong spiritual being"
Bujutsu International Martial Arts Magazine wrote: “One of Australia's most knowledgeable Martial Artist”.
Sifu Tim White wrote: "Ron, is a Noted Martial Arts Writer. He is very knowledgeable in the White Crane System. He is a great pen pal and I like they way he thinks. Ron, best of luck Sifu".
Peter Evans Shihan of the United Kingdom wrote: I'm glad to retain and progress with my membership of the White Crane Research Society. You are a good man, with a good heart who I am proud to class as a FRIEND within, and outside of the Martial Arts.
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Do you have any testimonials from Patrick McCarthy? Oh, I guess you wouldn't....
Did these guys who gave the above testimonials give those before or after you admitted your wrong-doings with Pat?
Testimonies are a dime a dozen and even at that they are over priced.
Not sure what fined more funny: The fact that you still do not know Royal Dragon's name (which many people here do, myself included) or the fact that you just can't admit that you have been schooled.
You have admitted you only have 4 almost 5 years under one sifu and the rest is all "research" - ha. ...and everything else is just memberships you have paid for.
Your pictures have been critiqued and shown lacking but still you persist. What is your problem? Nobody here is even listing to you except to get a laugh. Do yourself a favor and move on... you just keep making yourself look worse.