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  1. Iscariot is offline

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    Posted On:
    1/30/2007 10:40am


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    Regardless of whether or not his Judo grade checks out, was he ever in the military? Or had specialist police training? Or anything else that can justify someone from the UK (where guns are illegal children) putting pistol disarms into a system he invented and take him seriously?
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    Posted On:
    1/30/2007 10:59am


     Style: MMA

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    Hmmm... For a Godan he has some poor techniques. That Ippon Seionage was pretty dreadful, and his Ogoshi is a very Juijitsu-esque.

    Godan is pretty tough to get, you generally have to be teaching for a while and put out some good students.

    I can't say much since he isn't in the BJA. But british judo has a pretty good reputation about who they promote in Dan levels.

    From a Judo standpoint his techniques didn't look that great. (not to mention all done right handed very basic, still looked sloppy).

    Hard to say from just a kata type video, I've seen lots of JJ schools look like crap during demos or kata and turning out to be semi decent.

    However to compare here is just what a quick search on youtube pulled up for Ippon:

    This one is done by a JJ practioner and is a hundred times better and more effecient (notice the use of Uke's momentum, as opposed to stopping all momentum with a block and then slowly throwing him)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOJ9L_XJ1kw


    Still poor form for a supposed Godan in my opinion, too much muscling on the Ippon (one of the most basic techniques) even if it is done Kata wise. (in the Kata for Dan level essentially you use the same set up with a guy punching at you, only difference is it looks a hundred times better than his, also notice complete lack of kazushi).

    But hey, the guy is old. Plenty of older guys have bad technique due to not being able to get as low.

    Hard to say as this is kata/demonstration type of stuff, but all the other stuff (too deadly to spar or enter any comps, knife/pistol disarms, etc) all reek of Bullshido.

    However keep in mind that a lot of that stuff is in most JJ schools curriculum (as far as crappy weapon disarms and the like)
    Last edited by Judomofo; 1/30/2007 11:07am at .
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    Posted On:
    1/30/2007 11:07am

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    I was only able to watch the top video - it looked like a scary mix of ke?po's multi-target striking followed by a fairly standard aikido LARPing armbar to a throw...
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    Posted On:
    1/30/2007 12:00pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorldWarCheese
    That's good but chances are if his rank is bullshit he'll give you a bullshit answer what I'd do is pop off an e-mail to the BJA (British Judo Association, ja?)

    Its even easier, that have an online, up-to-the minute dan grade register database.

    Here's the email reply I have got:

    Who are you and why do you want to know?

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Red Sauce
    To: mikeshihan@wjjk.co.uk
    Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 11:31 AM
    Subject: Quick Question (BJA Related)

    Hi Mike,

    Just been looking over your website that was pointed out to me by a friend, and noticed that although all the intructors that claim Judo dan grades appear on the BJA Dan Grade register, you don't appear to, so out of curiosity, who (person/body) awarded you your 5th Dan in Judo, if your Ex pupils were BJA, I am keen to know why you appear not to be?
    Especially as the Judo club that you used to teach in, appears to be a BJA club?

    Thanks for clearing up the confusion,



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    That's not very good start on his behalf, one more volley then i'll point him here

    Can someone please in the meantime capture that site?
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    Posted On:
    1/30/2007 1:12pm

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    Posted On:
    1/30/2007 4:52pm


     Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabidStoat
    Lol Ė no I donít have any connection with them. I did mention that some of there techniques looked dodgy (e.g. gun disarms) however, as I stated they may not be total BS.
    Shouldn't gun disarms be 'dodgy' to begin with?

    Or should we say 'dodge-like' instead? :)
  7. kwoww is offline
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    Posted On:
    1/30/2007 5:08pm


     Style: punching bag / crew jitsu

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    Acutally the bottom one on the video page didn't look too bad. Now I want to see it non-LARPed.
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    Posted On:
    1/30/2007 5:41pm

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    Latest email update

    Okay all, this is what I have here, latest email.

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Johnson
    To: "Red Sauce"
    Subject: Re: Quick Question (BJA Related)
    Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 17:25:23 -0000

    I find your tone and your hiding behind an alias offensive in the extreme.

    I do not have to justify my statements to you or anybody that I don't choose to.

    The BJA are not the only organisation that issues Dan grades.

    I do hold the grade of 5th. Dan in Judo and I can prove it.

    I choose not to do so to somebody who hides his identity and motives from me.



    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Red Sauce
    To: Johnson
    Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 5:03 PM
    Subject: Re: Quick Question (BJA Related)


    Can you, or can you not verify your Judo rank?

    Who I am is wholly irrelevant, it is you who has made the public claim, and I am asking for confirmation of it.

    Surely you have been questioned about this before?

    R.S

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Johnson
    To: "Red Sauce"
    Subject: Re: Quick Question (BJA Related)
    Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 14:21:01 -0000

    Who are you and why do you want to know?

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Red Sauce
    To: mikeshihan@wjjk.co.uk
    Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 11:31 AM
    Subject: Quick Question (BJA Related)

    Hi Mike,

    Just been looking over your website that was pointed out to me by a friend, and noticed that although all the intructors that claim Judo dan grades appear on the BJA Dan Grade register, you don't appear to, so out of curiosity, who (person/body) awarded you your 5th Dan in Judo, if your Ex pupils were BJA, I am keen to know why you appear not to be?
    Especially as the Judo club that you used to teach in, appears to be a BJA club?

    Thanks for clearing up the confusion,



    R.S
    Evasive much? Simple run of the mill question, most instructors publicly provide credentials and/or certificates.
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    Posted On:
    1/30/2007 5:52pm

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    Last email I have sent to Shihan Mike Johnson, inviting him here to participate.


    Thankyou for your reply Mike,

    I am not suprised at your reply, I just wondered what excuse you would come up with not to provide me with any evidence, It was a perfectly reasonable request, one that you should expect.
    Many instructors supply credentials on their website, and most of the time certificates backing that up, you not doing so (even when contacted directly about the matter), leads people such as myself to question what you appear to be offering.

    However if you no longer wish to talk to me, maybe you could present your case for not doing so on the below site.

    Our emails are also on there to better help people understand the progress of this query.

    http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=50602

    Where your public claims on your website are being questioned.

    Something which I hope you'll agree is very warranted in today's Martial Art Community that is full of frauds and people looking to benefit from the public lack of understanding of Martial Arts in the UK.

    You'll also see on that site some concerns related to your organisations validity/safety in teaching unarmed knife and gun disarms in your syllabus, something that is considered at the least irresponsible by many, and unrealistic by more.

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Many thanks for your time,


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    Posted On:
    1/30/2007 6:19pm


     Style: Rehab

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    I can see where the guy's coming from. He might well be legit. Maybe you could just be upfront about who you are, and why you're asking, e.g. provide your name and explain a bit about Bullshido.
    If he is legit, there's not much more you can do. The 'too deadly to spar' argument is internecine, both sides will claim victory, and their style will remain untested.

    Edit: too late-
    a little aggressive in style, but at least you've been upfront. Ball's in Mike's court.
    Last edited by RunningDog; 1/30/2007 6:40pm at .
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