Posted On:1/22/2007 12:44am
Originally Posted by PanAmSilver
I read all the stuff posted about Frank and the back and forth regarding
Franks legitimacy. I used to own yangs martial arts in North Arlington
just before it closed a few years ago. I can verify that not only in
Frank a fraud, but he is also a thief. When we closed our doors I had
the misfortune of running into Frank because he had posted a sign on our
closed academy stating that our new address was somewhere else. It
turns out that the address he gave was his ramshackled academy in the
basement of some run down hotel. He actually succeeded in tricking some
of my old students into signing a new contract with him. Not only that
but he paid me 200 dollars for some of my old bags. I didn't have time
to oversee him so I gave him the key to our storage and told him what he
could take. When I came back a few hours later I found everything
missing. He had completely cleaned us out. He took thousands of
dollars worth of equipment including all our bags, stereo equipment,
mirrors, exercise equipment, and whatever else he and his buddies could
carry away in trucks. I went to his academy and found that he also had
all of Master Yangs old Trophies and had displayed them as his own. He
had about 10 of his students with him and refused to let me retrieve all
of my things. The only thing I got back was an old heavy bag that
didn't belong to yang in the first place.
When Master Yang came back to Arlington and asked for his trophies and
autographed pictures from celebrities that he knew, the only thing I
could say was that Frank stole them. Both yang and myself didn't have
the energy to go after him, because we both moved away to Minnesota
shortly afterwards and didn't have any time to screw with a petty
thief. All of this information can be backed up by Danny Torres (who I
told about it the day it happened) and Master yang who is now teaching
in St. paul Minnesota.
So, I dont' know what your relationship is to Frank or this above
mentioned website, but I can verify that he is a fraud (80% of the
trophies in his academy were earned by master yang and HIS students) and
a thief. You should tell all of your students to keep far away from
Frank. He's bad news.
I also had a friend of mine investigate legal action against him for the
thievery so there is a record of that with a third party as well.
Keith M. Wilcox
I was emailed this information...Is this Keith M. Wilcox in the know?
Last edited by PanAmSilver; 1/22/2007 12:46am at .
Posted On:1/22/2007 1:16am
Hopefully he can provide some verification.
Posted On:1/22/2007 1:35am
A few months ago I investigated Arlington MMA. Their website claimed to have Black Belt Jiu Jitsu. It was a lie. Over a year ago I helped train one of Francs student for an MMA match when they sought out qualified BJJ instruction while I was an instructor at Mohlers. Then Franc made claim to having BJJ black belt instruction. LOL for two weeks of training.
The thread is somewhere on TXMMA...
Posted On:1/22/2007 4:37pm
Style: BJJ and MMA
are these the guys your talking about? They say they're from the Arlington Fight Club.
Posted On:1/22/2007 10:18pm
now this is getting good thanks PAmS
Posted On:1/22/2007 11:45pm
Mike is the one tapping out a member of the Arlington Club. Mike has competed and fought at my get togethers. Mike is a member of Denton BJJ.
Posted On:1/23/2007 12:18am
I few months back there was a video put up by an Arlington member...that had footage of the Arlington Club. I posted the link and it was quickly removed since the video was not favorable to the Arlington Club. In fact it was an embarrasment. The video did show the certificates of the "instructors".
I first became aware of Arlington Fight Club about 2 years ago when I was a member of "THE RANCH" HealthClub across the Cowboys Headquarters. At the club I noticed a flyer posted on every door advertising:
"ARLINGTON FIGHT CLUB"
Marquez Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Self Defense Course
Brent Browning Full Contact Professional Fighter
Master Franc G.
I have the flyer on my desk some where and will post a link to said flyer. I also have his business card...of his accomplishments.
Brent Browning got into the fight circuit as a VIP in Texas by claiming an outrageous MMA record of around 18-0. (No records exists) They were business partners. Brent also claimed to be a rep for Pro-Tech mouthguards and TAPOUT. (Hence all the Tapout gear pimped by all of the drones). In fact, I was told by a friend who dated Brent Browning that he was no fighter but a truck driver.
Anyways, Brent is another story. So, back to Arlington MMA. Through out this Arlington Fight Club/Master G/Marquez Jiu Jitsu/Brent Browning....where teaching Saturdays self defense classes and martial arts classes at THE RANCH. I was very interested in the dealings at the club since I was an instructor at Mohers BJJ only a few blocks away. Members of the Ranch would come up to me stating that they would claim to train and fight in the UFC. NO SUCH RECORDS EXIST.
Posted On:1/23/2007 12:27am
How do you get out of a neck crank? Tap, I suppose. Mike of Denton BJJ doing his usual.
TKD chest protectors during sparring sessions....hint, hint. This video like the last one...I fear will soon disappear.
Check out the cool trophys...I wonder where they came from? Victor is Mikes Bro. and a member of Denton BJJ. Victor fights and competes at my tournaments and fights.
I'll add what I know more laterz...(claims of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt trainers, etc.)
Last edited by PanAmSilver; 1/23/2007 12:50am at .
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