Ok, I was surfing the web for schools in my area and came across this site.
I have not been to the school so I can not comment on the skills of anyone there.
The website however raised a few red bullshido flags for me.
The Head instructor "Kyoshi Lord Utmost Amor El" claims to have an 8th degree black belt in 7 different styles.
A 5th degree black belt in 2 more styles.
Even training since childhood that seems like a lot of degrees.
On the home page it says he has an instructors level in acupressure and on his bio it says he is "A master acupressurist".
There is a streaming banner that boasts of the "Elite Black Belt club". I have been sold on one of these before........ It was not very elite.
There are numerous pictures of Lord Utmost with various famous people. Which is a sure fire way to show people how good you must be.
And even though it was kind of fun, the website has karate blackjack. Which just seemed a little Mcdojo.
I'll let you check it out and decide for yourself. O yeah don't forget to check the video of the sparring..... its Sweeeeeet.
It sounds legitimate to me, but I suppose I could take a look anyway.
I want to be a "Lord Utmost!"
How do I get that title?
Where is this sparring video you speak of? I checked the "Karate Bloopers" section and found nothing. :)
I usually don't take part in this "punking" nonsense but that one was too precious to ignore.
Originally Posted by http://www.deadlydojo.com/budonews.htm
Not to mention the fact that the text begins with the same slogan as seen in Bullshido's title.
Shameless rip or ironic coincidence?
Last edited by HearWa; 9/16/2006 6:08pm at .
The video is on the home page, a little box on the right hand side. Though it might be better in the bloopers section.
Here's the link in case any one else is interested: http://www.deadlydojo.com/oops/martial.wmv
I got a warm feeling all over when I read:
"Kyoshi Lord Utmost and his wife Sensei Devine Love Have been teaching together with their oldest son Cassanova and Oldest Daughter Tapioca for many years."
Casanova and Tapioca, what lovely children!
I am amazed at the deadly technique employed in their as close to combat as possible sparring. The skipping with one leg chambered and throwing short tapping kicks must be devastating!
I think someone else also posted a thread about this place, but I can't be sure. I think that video does more to embarass them then it does to show off how great their school is, most of the techniques I saw were horrendous. On the plus side it does appear that they do sparring with a fair amount of contace.
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