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    Quote Originally Posted by socratic
    What rank? Black? I suppose that's a stupid question, but if he's a Carlos black belt, wouldn't he be on some database somewhere, considering he'd be only one degree from a Gracie?
    Jiu-Jitsu de Brasil, Faixa Roxa under Carlson Gracie, Jr. 11/02/2003
    http://www.gaijinryu.com/founder.htm

    Translation:
    Brazilian Jiujitsu, Purple Belt, under Carlson Gracie, Jr. November 2nd, 2003.
    Last edited by MaverickZ; 4/24/2008 5:57am at .

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    After some thinking, I have decided to not pursue my email inquiries to Mr. Epperson.

    HOWEVER...

    ...I would highly recommend, Maverick, that you let your instructor know about some of his questionable ties. If he truly is "Internet Ignorant", then he may not realize that he's aligning his legitimate school with extremely questionable and shady organizations.

    Otherwise, I have no interest in pursuing an investigation on a school that successfully competes in MMA and grappling competitions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaverickZ
    Jiu-Jitsu de Brasil, Faixa Roxa under Carlson Gracie, Jr. 11/02/2003
    http://www.gaijinryu.com/founder.htm

    Translation:
    Brazilian Jiujitsu, Purple Belt, under Carlson Gracie, Jr. November 2nd, 2003.
    I thought this part was settled earlier in the thread. Oh well.

    Look the ties are questionable but, he is ranked in everything he claims. No, I don't like the Soke Title
    Then again I don't like that some BJJ guys use professor.
    I also don't like Ke?poists that use professor either.


    Unless he is handing out BS titles, it is irrelevant. As bad as this is going to sound people collect titles to sell their arts.

    It may come from what happened recently in A MABS thread to me. If the guy isn't being an ass, there really is no reason to pursue one or two bad looking things out of all the other good.

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    Maverick,

    Were your parents married when you were conceived?

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    You think Mav's a bastard? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Errant108
    Maverick,

    Were your parents married when you were conceived?
    Yes, but the certificate was signed in the former USSR, so that's a pretty questionable connection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satori
    After some thinking, I have decided to not pursue my email inquiries to Mr. Epperson.

    HOWEVER...

    ...I would highly recommend, Maverick, that you let your instructor know about some of his questionable ties. If he truly is "Internet Ignorant", then he may not realize that he's aligning his legitimate school with extremely questionable and shady organizations.

    Otherwise, I have no interest in pursuing an investigation on a school that successfully competes in MMA and grappling competitions.
    Satori, while I appreciate your input into this, as well as the tone you took, and I honestly do. My instructor doesn't really care what anyone thinks of him or his connections. And I mean that in a very straight forward and factual way, rather than in any insulting way. And nothing I say to him is going to change that, and if it did I would question why I'm training with such an easily manipulated individual. His ties are his to maintain, and I am not someone who should be sticking his nose into that. He knows very well about the frauds and bullshit artists that exist in the martial arts world, at least from my many conversations with him.

    I hope you realize I'm not trying to be a jerk here. That's just the way things are going to work out. I know this because it's not the first time.
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    He did, after all, host a challenge match between Mav and JFS.

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    Yes, where JFS claimed he stole Maverick's soul. What JFS didn't realize is that maverick is a Jew & therefore has no soul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt W.
    He did, after all, host a challenge match between Mav and JFS.
    If I had been quicker on the trigger, the challenge match between Kat, Os, JFS, and Omar could have taken place at our dojo as well. My teacher loves that sort of thing.

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