Posted On:10/27/2006 6:31pm
Originally Posted by Einar Fridgeirs
Kind of busy, will post more later in the day, but great work everybody and I got your e-mail OnceLost.
I´m having a hard time getting a hold of anyone willing to give me answers at the national registry re: the birth certificate, but the Kimewaza info is something I can run down.
Kimewaza was an early-80s phenomenon in Iceland pioneered by two brothers. They appeared in at least two movies and did exhibitions. Only trouble is that they were never a martial art in any concrete way. Kimewaza was a "motion art", basically a kind of modern dance.
This is the first time I´ve heard anyone talk about Kimewaza in the context of fighting.
I know some people who might be able to give me contact info for the originators of the phenomenon, so I´ll ask them.
Since the department of vital records is jacking you around you might want to contact your local member of parliment and ask them to help you resolve this matter, its what they're elected and paid for :)
Here's looking at you, squid.
Posted On:10/30/2006 9:46am
Style: Ke?po, MMA ultra-newb
Any new information? I haven't heard back from either of the 2 judo associations or the 2 arnis associations I contacted...
Posted On:10/30/2006 7:43pm
Just heard from Modern Arnis - no records or memory of any instructor by either of Gudni's names (Gudnason or the von whatever)
Posted On:10/31/2006 8:41am
I'm still trying to put together a rough timeline of the training he claimed - starting at 6 years old and using reasonable estimates.
Posted On:10/31/2006 1:48pm
Style: no-gi BJJ
Sorry for not posing more, been real busy at school with a couple of projects.
But a lot of the stuff from the e-mail looks promising and I´ve directed some people who have been around MA in Iceland to this thread.
I´ll follow up on a bunch of stuff before the weekend and report in :) , I´m going to try to find the Kimiwaza founders and get a fix on his birth certificate.
Posted On:10/31/2006 6:32pm
Wait a second if his twin had lived for even thirty minutes, wouldn't he have also had a birth certificate as well as a death certificate? :)
Posted On:11/01/2006 7:22am
He would in the US - I brought that up a few pages ago.
The only complication would be if the twin was stillborn (Gudni wouldn't **LIE** would he?) - in the research I've done, a death certificate is not always issued for stillborn children (at least in the US). He might still be in the obituaries, though. Assuming that there actually was a twin, of course...
Posted On:11/01/2006 11:52am
Gawker - Take no offense, but can you verify or provide references for the information you've provided? I'm a skeptic, so if someone claims to know something I want to know why and how. You've apparently been to Iceland (since you've seen the grave of the brother) and what-not and done a bunch of investigation on this - do you have concrete evidence (those newspaper articles, interviews with ex-wife or the bodyguard) that you'd be willing to share?
Samuel Browning, correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't Bullshido do fact-checking before "signing off" on an investigation?
Posted On:11/01/2006 12:01pm
Style: Kung Fu
he is little known in US - he judged matches - he has made few friends in the industry. Stirred up controversy.. wouldn't they verify his bona fides before allowing him to judge?
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Posted On:11/01/2006 12:13pm
Bodyguard is verifiable. Tensin Dorji should be in Darmsallah India.
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