Thread: Bullshido Artist Ralph Severe
5/08/2010 6:19pm, #1751
An interesting tangent..I always found it amusing that here in NY, harassment 2nd is a violation and aggravated harassment 2nd is a misdemeanor.
So if I pop you one in the face it's a violation (not a crime) but if I call you on the phone and threaten that I am going to come over to your house and pop you in the face, it's a misdemeanor (a crime). Laws can be funny things.
5/08/2010 6:24pm, #1752
5/08/2010 6:26pm, #1753
5/10/2010 12:22am, #1754
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6/02/2010 6:00am, #1755
Just something I came across:
Ralph Severe is licensed through three tactical firearm agencies and is one of the most respected firearms instructors in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Ralph has organized and taught more than 100 classes in the Dallas metroplex on the safety and use of modern firearms for self-defense and has instructed many individuals in the fields of security, military, law enforcement, personal protection, and special units of law enforcement.
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6/02/2010 6:31am, #1756
Same bullshit, different website.
Nothing changes in the world of the Walts."To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".
6/02/2010 11:19am, #1757
It was very amusing to me and to the other readers and to my students all around the USA than Mark Tripp would not come and "deal" with me personally while he was in Dallas.
If he was what he claimed he was and wanted to be a tough guy, which is a joke by the way, he could have come over to my training, which I have three to four days a week and show up to teach me a lesson. He didn't. He avoided me completely. He kept inviting me to a judo client in Dallas. I am not into judo and have not train judo for well over 34 years. But I do feel he could have come over and him some from me. Don't you? My opinion is he's a joke.. to the point of being a fake where as fighting is concerned. I always welcomed him to my classes, doors always open. He never showed up. His reason? I'm not sure. He's always welcome.
edit: Can anyone show me where he gave a truthful address that wasn't out in the middle of nowhere? How can you show up to nowhere?
6/02/2010 11:23am, #1758
6/03/2010 2:44am, #1759
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6/05/2010 1:54pm, #1760
Jumping on here late, but I don't care. I will relate a first hand story of Ralph Severe.
Way, way, way back in the day...talking almost 20 years ago (1993?) Ralph Severe was giving a Ninjitsu seminar at a place called "The Dojo" in Austin, TX. A very eccletic academy that rented space to various teachers of a variety of styles so they didn't have to own thier own school. One of those teachers taught Ninjitsu and had Ralph as a special guest. If I recall correctly he had a few of his personal students to assist in giving the seminar.
Anyways a few of us from another style, a RBSD, were watching. My instructor struck up a conversation with Ralph and he invited a few of our guys to kick the striking shield along with his guys.
Let me set this moment up a bit. They were using the old TKD ultra soft vinyl coated shields we had back in the day. And the ninjas were taking great pride in the "noise" that thier kicks made. If you snap and slap your kick as fast as you could it would sound like a crack. They were snapping these round kicks off in lines. One of our guys goes up to the bag and kicks it. Bag holder goes down. There was no crack. There was a thud. At the time we were taught to follow through the kick with all body weight.
So the seminar stops and the guy gets back up. Steadies himself. Down again. New bag holder - thrown 3 feet back. It was as if these people had not seen POWERKICKING before. All ninjas brains in the building are short circuiting.
Ralph starts talking to my instructor about this. The instructor explained that we didn't kick to touch, we kick THROUGH the target because there was probably only going to be 1 kick in a fight and it needs to be full power and it needs to have everything you had. He broke it down to "energy", and energy transfer.
This is when the BULLSHIT meter went into the red.
I was there. First hand so I know what happened. The exact wording may be off a bit, but Ralph replies, "we don't teach that until 1st or 2nd Dan"
I was thinking to myself...dude...these are our 6 month white belt types kicking your guys across the floor.
Anyways - I am sure that Ralph has been crosstrained and improved over the course of 20 years. I just wanted to chime in with my ONLY personal experience with him.