Thread: Bullshido Artist Ralph Severe
4/25/2007 11:17am, #61Originally Posted by It is Fake
4/25/2007 10:49pm, #62Originally Posted by debul937
I've used BBT against knives on the street and against multiple opponents. I even pulled off the dreaded Ganseki Nage in real life. Problem is, it is far from my favorite technique since I am still far from satisfied with my performance in controlled environments.
It is my experience that BBT works best when drilled to damn near full resistance. & you can't fake it til you make it, you really have to put the work in. People see Hatsumi doing this Aikido-esque movement and they think that's the drill. NO! He put in the work, as did all of his top shihan, and so too do we need to if we want the same results. Practice BBT under resistance, even 50%, and your game will jump lightyears.
Please don't take this as a dodge or something. I don't think that any BS story that I tell is going to convince anyone. You don't know me from Adam, and I likewise know none of you. Everyone needs to actually use what they know in real life to feel confident in their particular art. That is what is most important. It's not the art, it's the practitioner. They have to put in the hours, and quality time at that, to get the results.
Last edited by Jim_Jude; 4/25/2007 11:12pm at .
4/25/2007 10:56pm, #63
That crap being said, IMO, Ralph is licensed to teach, so he teaches. He isn't fulfilling his current instructor requirements in the Booj, but he is licensed nonetheless, and Hatsumi hasn't revoked his shidoshi license.
As for whatever else he teaches, you would have to contact those respective arts and verify Ralph's claims.
I don't think that he's bullshido, since he teaches everything that he claims to, and he'd probably kick the **** out of anyone on this board. He has an open door policy. If you have any questions, he there for the asking.
4/26/2007 10:10pm, #64Originally Posted by Jim_Jude
Here is the thing: Ralph could claim to teach his own style but he doesn't. He does what I consider a very appropriatte and mature thing, something I do as well in my own limited (compared to Ralph) teaching capacity , he cites the styles he is drawing upon in his own training. To me this is what a teacher should do.
4/27/2007 3:52pm, #65
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So what is he a professor of then?
I thought professor + Martial arts did not add up.
4/27/2007 4:02pm, #66
4/27/2007 4:15pm, #67Originally Posted by mike butcher
So, no it isn't an error proof test.
4/27/2007 11:49pm, #68
Legally, it's just a title. He can call himself whatever he wants, but like most of the old school guys running around with the title Prof, they claim that "others" call them that. Kind of like any of the spiritual leaders that have hoards of folks calling them Guru or Maharishi. They can't call themselves that, so others do it for them. Convenient.
6/26/2008 12:42pm, #69
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YouTube - youtube clip #22 Ralph Severe Dallas Ninjutsu Togakure ryu Kukishin ryu Urban Combative Training
I mean, where do I begin in pointing out the hilarity that is this video? The slow techniques? The needless roll? The fat man who almost falls over drawing his weapon? They guy who throws the ninja dust then walks right through it?
Anyway, if you're having a bad day, this will put a smile (or cringe) on your face!
6/26/2008 2:33pm, #70