Thread: Brazilian Nationals Winner
3/15/2007 8:13pm, #41
3/15/2007 11:04pm, #42
Originally Posted by DuckofDeath
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By the way, I applaud your efforts of attacking somebody through the defamation or threat thereof of another. You should go into politics. :sad3:.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence;
Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without spilling your Guinness.
Sun "Fu Man JhooJits" Tzu, the Art of War & Guinness
3/15/2007 11:50pm, #43Originally Posted by JohnnyS
The letter you sent to Rigan Machado indicates you have failed to grasp this point.
Furthermore, when you declared, "Reply to me or my friend will represent you badly in his unpublished work of fiction?" you shredded any credibility you ever had. What the hell were you thinking?
Previously, I refrained from passing judgement on you or Rigan Machado because I wanted to hear both sides of the story. I now believe you are incapable of conducting unbiased research. Rigan is a living legend whom I've met. You are a random internet person who has decided to become a douche while pursuing your apparent obsession.
3/16/2007 12:37am, #44Originally Posted by jnp
I don't know what the best way for Duck of Death to expose any wrong doing that may have been done by Robson Pereira or anyone else that was involved. But I feel that if you let this slide, and not to mention the IBJJA giving instructor belts after a video course, it won't be long before BJJ is no different than the ATA.
3/16/2007 12:41am, #45
So you see no difference between saying "Rigan, how do I improve my side control" and
"Rigan, you don't know me but I demand you answer my questions or I will continue my smear campaign against you"?
3/16/2007 12:49am, #46
DuckOfDeath is a whiny bitch who believes he is entitled to answers from someone he doesn't know, and believes it perfectly legitimate to run a smear campaign against a legend so as to get those answers. Obviously it's far too difficult to actually call Rigan directly, so DOD is being an attention whore by posting his letter of demands and threatening to have his friend write a book slandering Rigan unless Rigan responds to DuckOfDeath's questions.
I'd be very interested to know if:
a) DOD actually trains in BJJ
b) What his instructor thinks of DOD's conduct
3/16/2007 1:10am, #47Originally Posted by JohnnyS
3/16/2007 1:30am, #48
I didn't explicitly say it before but I disagree completely with the whole "If you don't answer the question, my friend is going to write a book", and I won't speculate why he did it either.
3/16/2007 2:16am, #49
Originally Posted by JohnnyS
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Do you really think that this is the right way to approach him?
Who are you to be making accusations like belt selling, and demanding answers like that from Rigan?
I have no problem with you checking out Robson
3/16/2007 2:49am, #50
Originally Posted by Samuel Browning
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I've commented on that reluctance over on the Atama forum: "Why is it that I am the one who has to clue Rigan in on what's going on if he is indeed a trusting individual who is being hoodwinked? Why the appalling lack of moral courage on the part of his own students to alert him to the fact that someone might be taking advantage of him, and that this could tarnish his good name? Perhaps their cowardice stems from a secret fear that maybe something is amiss after all, and that they'd just as soon not get involved..."