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Is there a way to contact the author of the article on Karl Marx found at http://www.bullshido.org/martialarts/Karl_Marx ? I am curious if the article and investigation is still a "work in process".
The article begins with this information:
Originally Posted by Annie
So, if you use the search function and find Judah Maccabee, you might drop him a line (although I think your PM ability starts after 50 posts) and/or wait until he comes by this thread. In the meanwhile you could post your questions/remarks here.
The following is an article written by samurai_steve (Judah Maccabee) detailing the results of a lengthy investigation into Marx, Keichu-Do, and other associated areas.
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To offer a comparison, an honors thesis I wrote and submitted for a BA degree in psychology contained over 45 citations, predominately from peer-reviewed journals, and all of which contained the author's name, year of publication, title of publication, and other information in accordance with the conventions of APA Style writing. A work meant for a doctoral degree would be expected to far surpass a work intended for a BA/BS, or even an MA/MS degree, regardless of the field of study. Additionally, citing sources without relevant information is a huge deal in academic writing, which calls into question what kind of institution would accept a work with this kind of inaccurate referencing.
I should note that for most theses you need at least 400 citations, and that's based on my experiences in what we call 'the humanities' in the UK or what's known as 'liberal arts' in the US. It's right to presume that a medical science PhD would require at least as many, and make use of the many journals in the field such as Physical Therapy and the New England Medical Journal.
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When I was reading this I was all like "Huh?"
Karl Marx and Keichu Do? Did Karl Marx do martial arts? Why are we making a discussion thread about him?
Then I like, clicked on the link to the article and I was like "Ooohhh. Now I understand."
I am the author of the investigation. I consider the matter largely closed, pending any further info.
Originally Posted by rsobrien
Karl Marx is the founder of "communistshido" how couldn you know that.
The fights are made 10 vs 1 (the strength of commun life).So you have to get 9 friends of you if you want to learn.
But if you trust yourself with this you can limit your friends number to 6.
There is no fee.It's free.
And there are no leaders of the group.There is no teacher.Everyone is at the same title.So you have to find yourself who the instructor is.
If you get loot after the fight you should share them to your friends.Communist rules. Sorry.
Still need info?
I started with Karl W Marx in 14 Sep 72, was on of his first 6 Dans promoted on Jun 24 92
I know the art from its orgins and spent a great deal of time with him at perosnal levels
Im educated and Retired Military, so I will answer respectful questions candidly, the rest can go into time out
What do you want to know, I have original documents, pics, and his first black belt given to me by him....as a gift.....long ago...
GWD, I am reposting my questions from the other thread you posted in about Keichu-Do. I will be glad to hear your replies in this thread or the other:
1. What was the name of the ship that Marx served on in the Pacific fleet during his Navy experience? What years did he serve?
2. Can he provide specifics as to what he was arrested for or convicted of during his tumultuous youth and young adulthood? For example, a specific year, location, and crime? For example, arrested for misdemeanor possession of drugs in New Orleans in 1955. (Note: not saying this is true, this is only an example). Given his reported history as a pimp and of going into the Navy in lieu of prison, this shouldn't be too hard.
3. Can he provide specifics or substantiation as to his claimed affiliation with “Superfoot” Wallace, Chuck Norris, Cynthia Rothrock, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, and other notable figures?
4. What institution did he submit his doctoral dissertation to that constitutes his published 1979 work “Martial Arts Therapy?”
5. Does Marx consider the combatives he learned in the Navy to have Asian influences?
6. Has Marx or any of his instructors ever claimed that there is an official martial art of Louisiana or an official state holiday for Keichu-do? Have those claims been made by him or for him in any publication?
7. Does Marx have a nephew named Micah Lopez? If so, which sibling of Marx is his parent?
8. Does Marx believe he is the true “Father of American Karate?” How does he consider himself better suited for that title than, say, Robert Trias?
9. Here is a copy of educational credentials for Marx provided earlier in the other Keichu Do thread:
Is this an accurate reflection of his education? Can he vouch for or affirm that these were accredited institutions of learning during his time there?
10. Marx asserts that Keichu-do “won over 100 world Championship titles including 2 gold and 3 silver medals in the Junior Olympics held in Chicago in 1985.” Can he specify what these medals and titles were in? Particularly, what proportion were for free-sparring/kumite as opposed to kata/forms, and under the auspices of which governing body?
11. Marx has said that one of his students, Jeff Crothers, has won 14 world championships in every division he’s entered. What tournaments were these in, and under whose authority?
12. Marx claims he’s only lost one fight to an Earl Adair. Does he still maintain this claim? Does he include his pro/amateur boxing record as part of this statement?
13. Marx claims he’s trained a boxer who competed in the Pan-American games. What is/was the name of that boxer?
14. Does Marx consider his work “Martial Arts Therapy” to be representative and inclusive of research completed on martial arts and their psychological benefits at the time (1979)? Does he consider his work to still have authoritative, relevant merit with its publication in 2005?
15. Can Marx comment on his involvement with the group Perfect Liberty and the Silva Mind Control program? Particularly his claims that he healed hundreds of people solely through touch?
16. Does Karl Marx claim Jewish ancestry? In what fashion?
17. How distantly is Karl W. Marx related to the communist Karl Marx, if at all?
18. Marx has a letter from James H. “Jim” Brown, the former Sec. of State of LA. on his website. The letter shows only one of what appears to be multiple pages, and possibly even cuts off a portion of the displayed page. Does Marx have the other portions/pages available?
19. How does Marx respond to the fact Wikipedia deleted the “Keichu do” article due to non-notability? (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?...page=Keichu_Do)
20. Marx claims to have been in the Golden Gloves. Does he mean that he won a Golden Gloves or just competed?
21. Does Marx still base the mental aspects of Keichu-Do off the teachings of Tokumitsu Kanada (aka Kakuri-oya)?
22. Does Marx still believe in “Ki?” If he does, does he believe it comes from G-d? How much of that, if any, is a part of Keichu-Do or Keichu-Ryu?
23. Does Marx still consider colds, coronary heart disease, impotence, and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) as psychosomatic illnesses? In the case of MS, does he still believe it comes from “prolonged seething and jealousy?”
24. Has Marx ever published works as new that were in fact, previously published in some way, shape, or form?
25. What years was he divorced from his wife/wives and in what Parish?
26. Can he confirm his birthdate as August 10th, 1936?
Lets work this one by one please, that is one hell of a laundry list LOL!
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