Thread: UK Bullshido
7/03/2007 12:39pm, #11
Okay so I got curious and fired off one of my famous subtle emails.
Subject: Some queries about Streetwise
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 12:27:31 -0500
Just seen your website and have a few questions about what it is you teach and some others about you and your qualifications;
(Pasted from your website - my questions in Red)
The founder and senior instructor at Streetwise, Mr. Richard A Farmer HOF. WBOB. IBU Are these post nominal letters formally recognised qualifications from a society/institute with a Royal charter? I am unfamilier with any of them - could you please expand?, is one of the UKís top martial arts instructors (Glad to hear it! But again - what qualifies you to claim this?) . Richard who is a 4th Degree / Dan Black belt in 3 Styles (Which styles?) of Martial arts and 6th Degree in Te Ashi-Do also holds the following:
Inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame (Which one? Is it the one where you send a cheque and they add you to a long list - or is it the one where they add you to a long list of names - and then you send them a cheque?)
Full Member of the International Bodyguard Union
Full Member of World Board of Black belt (again, which one - and were you invited - or did you pay?)
Certified Warlord (Only 26 outside of Japan) (This is a corker - let's face it - who "Certified you" and what do you think it means? Who are the other 26? What governing body certified you - and why you ?)
Chief / Senior Instructor & Co-founder of the Te Ashi-do Jutsu system
Fully Qualified Instructor and Grading examiner (With who?)
Advanced Weapons Instructor City & Guilds in Teaching (Is that Advanced Weapons Instructor AND a City and Guilds in teaching or are you being clever with words here?)
Referee in Semi, Light & Full contact (Again - with what organisation?)
Registered with the Association of Self-Protection Instructors
Qualified First Aider
Y.M.C.A Fitness instructor and Weights training Instructor
So if you could let me know any answers to those questions - that'd be great!
P.S You can take a look at the unravelling investigation on one of the largest Martial Arts forums in the world - here is the link.
7/03/2007 2:26pm, #12Originally Posted by Red Sauce
Please apply for a staff position.
Preferably something that requires subtlety and magnificence.
I love you.
:love8: (u can bee teh blak one, Im a corkasian-lulz)
7/03/2007 2:29pm, #13
Also, 26 warlords?
What happened to "There Can Be Only One"?
Put them all in a room with swords, then who ever's left can claim the title of Warlord.
7/03/2007 3:03pm, #14
The letters are kinda easy to figure out, he's just being repetitive:
HOF=Hall of Fame
WBOB=World Board of Black Belt
IBU= International Bodyguard Union
Basically, he's saying the same thing in two differnet places, not that it matters, it looks like he made them up anyway.:5oh:
7/03/2007 3:24pm, #15
Can't find anyone else on the internet (except one person on MAP - figures) who claims to be in any way a "Certified Warlord".
Last I was up there all was peaceful in the Hemel Hempstead? What's gone wrong Richy Farmer?
But just found this:RICHARD FARMER - Vice President & Senior Instructor
Professional Martial Arts Instructor
- 2nd Level Krav Maga
- 3rd Dan Kickboxing
- 3rd Degree Tae Kwon-Do
- 2nd Dan Kenjitsu-Kai
- 6th Dan Te Ashi-Do Jutsu
Own style of Self-Defence, recognized in Great Britain & America.
Inducted into Martial Arts Hall of Fame 1998-1999
Member of World Board of Black Belts
Advanced Diploma International Bodyguard Union
Enlisted Association and Register of Self Protection Instructors
Qualified Fitness Instructor & Member of Great Britain Squad
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7/03/2007 3:52pm, #16Originally Posted by Red Sauce
Red: were you laughing at 3rd dan Kickboxing?
I don't think that's funny... compared to a hand foot way warlord, anyway...
7/03/2007 4:09pm, #17
The Coda Scott of England has been found!
So....you can become a warlord without waging war and
conquering people? Good thing that Robert E. Howard is dead....SEANBABY:
"The seventh law of thermodynamics is that every time a fat person gets near a trapdoor, they fall in. Itís the closest thing we have to scientific proof of God."
7/03/2007 4:14pm, #18Originally Posted by sochin101
Yes you're right - compared to Certified Warlord, 3rd Dan Kickboxing would only raise a frown.
7/03/2007 4:15pm, #19
Originally Posted by sochin101
- Join Date
- Jan 2006
See what he did there... :karated:
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7/03/2007 4:31pm, #20Originally Posted by Elky
I don't approve of this translation nonsense.
At least if someone is going to make up a martial arts, they shouldn't directly translate the name of one that already exists.
However, I'm looking forward to him doing the same with his Certified Warlord claim.
Accredited Despot has a real ring to it.