Thread: Bullshido Artist Ralph Severe
3/16/2010 10:33pm, #1601
This, right here.
Darrell, Robert, the moral equivalency argument is false. I have not threatened to expose Ralph's personal information. He has tried to expose mine.
Stop pretending you're reasonable and admit it: You're both in the tank for Ralph, and even you guys can't defend his actions. That says it all.
3/16/2010 10:34pm, #1602
I had a post written but, this is much better.
3/17/2010 5:06am, #1603
Besides, Ralph's motivation is more than clear by now:
Neither is he retired, but has still students seeking him out regularly, nor has he stopped to offer his clinics (including topics for which he has no other than in-holuse qualifications at best) at a considerably high prize:
If someone were to rent his services based on the information on his website, this would maybe not be strictly fraud, but highly immoral, because, as we have worked out, the only qualifications Ralph can justly base his offers on are:
- A 9th dan in BBT, retired from Hatsumi's organization, and thus not valid for belt testing in thast respect.
- A purple belt in BJJ.
Both rarely justifies him to ask for at least 1000 $ per day. - Or, well, at least where I come from, clinics with associated masters, including belt testing, were considerably cheaper, and the instructors didn't require others to pay their meals and lodging.
In sum, Bullshido here acts not as a witchhunting group of inquisitors, but as a customer advocacy group. How would you, Mr Kesterson, or Dsimon, like it if you had your training group pay 1000 dollars for something like this?
YouTube- youtube Clip #4 Ralph Severe Dallas Ninjutsu Academy Togakure ryu
YouTube- youtube clip #348 Ralph Severe DMTTofD
Again, not a fraud in the strictest sense, but certainly not what you would expect to pay such a substantial amount of money for, or training of the kind that you would expect from someone claiming the rather stellar qualifications that Mr Severe does.
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3/17/2010 5:43am, #1604
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3/17/2010 6:27am, #1605
Besides, on what the others are saying - well, nearly everything on Mr Severe's website is in question at this point:
He has none of the ranks he lists.
He uses wordplay to embellish his otherwise rather moderate resume.
He is not honest and plain about his real training, not even in Ninjutsu.
His soldier-wanna-be certificates are in-house, and rather ridiculous in their content.
Of course that prompts us to question everything else as well. - While it is far from being a personal matter.
3/17/2010 6:34am, #1606"Out of every hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back." -- Hericletus, circa 500 BC
3/17/2010 7:03am, #1607
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For a guy that teaches the things that Ralph does, he better have some experience with it. I will say, once again, that every healthy men of Ralphs age in my country has about 4 times more military experience than Ralph.
3/17/2010 7:23am, #1608
I've made this appeal once before but I'm going to repeat myself, once more.
The article is written. If Ralph Severe wishes to take specific issue with part or all of it - (or with me as the primary author) let him do so however, to everyone else, please consider very carefully before making any further posts in this thread.
You are now feeding a thread without any further hope of obtaining any useful or discernible information.
All of the areas of interest have been covered in the article to a satisfactory conclusion. The petty threats made by Ralph Severe yesterday have been additionally included.
I have no further interest in Ralph Severe or his claims - The article has been written and is available for people to read.
My last comment directed to Ralph:
Ralph, you may not believe this but I'm a fair guy and I'll always afford you the opportunity to present me with the evidence which refutes the contents of the article however, unless such evidence is provided with verification which is INDEPENDENT from you I will equally dismiss it as readily as you dismiss my opinion and expertise as a professionally trained and experienced infantry soldier. If you'd rather someone else make contact with me I'm also happy with that but, again only if the information is verified and independent of you, your students and dojo.
This is a permanently open offer, you can reach me via this website or email me through the address I've previously given.
I have sought legal advice and have nothing further to say.
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3/17/2010 7:27am, #1609
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He manetioned his "trade craft" in one post, to me that is implying he is some sort of spook (as opposed to some sort of kook). He must have learned that from a Tom Clancy or John Le Carré book.
3/17/2010 12:30pm, #1610
These are some of the facts that are in dispute. There are many more. Like who can comment on the relevance of peopel who choose to train with Ralph. Issues like the need to aggessively attack people who feel the need to defend Ralph (not you Mark most assuredly) and the fact that Ralph is not really complaining.
Also as much as the spin goes into motion the exchange started on the leatherneck network was not damning of Ralph. But of course people have to act incredulous when this is brought to bear. We can all take snippets of posts and say that this demonstrates various truths... if one were to read that exchange they would conclude in all probability that ralp made a mistake (he admits it was a typing error) in saying he was a marine on the forum and that people's comments on the question were mixed. Depending on whom is spoken to these comments refelect different truths.
My issue is that people here do not accept the nature of Ralph's relationship to the rest of the martial arts community in that area. People seek this guy out for a reason and he has a good realtionship with instructors that advocate live training in that area, including the Gracie guys. This is relevant and frankly Mark you are not the problem in this respect because you have acknolwedged this and your issue(s) with Ralph.This thread never was a high quality conversation - My friend vern Gilbert on the William Acquier thread.
The fight in question having started over who owns which piece of rubble. Nicko1;2233174 On the Acquier Kim Fiasco slash thread.