No One is judging you we are questioning his credentials and belt lineage with regards to how they achieved the rank of shihan
You pay for your belt in grading too
I agree he is making money off his own bullshit but they buy their equipment from a place called shen sports google them or visit them yourself they are open tot he public and buy your own gear they are reasoable with prices (the most money i spent there was R400.00 on a pair of Thai shinpads
This is the investigative forum, there are other ways to advertize your merchandise and other places to get your post count up to lose the NOOB header.
Originally Posted by bjjwizard
Do you have anything conclusive to add to the investigation?
Originally Posted by Devil
Ok, So 2014 and we still waiting...
But here are a few nice updates on the whole PC thing:
1: Massive website overhaul. Now it states:
"... we teach HYBRID MARTIAL ARTS. Our STAND UP/STRIKING program includes advanced tuition in BOXING, KICKBOXING & MUAY THAI. From there we move to ADVANCED “SHOOTING” (The art of Takedown’s) where after we incorporate only the best and most effective GRAPPLING & GROUND COMBAT Techniques utilising SELECTIVE JU-JITSU styles, RUSSIAN SAMBO & Specialised Techniques designed by & Unique to the Academy..."
2. Paul caves credentials as per diploma's early 2014:
7th Dan - ISKA
7th Dan - WAKO
5th Dan - Goju
Further than that there is no mention of BJJ anymore that I can see on their website.
More to follow soon...
Agreed, however to play devil's advocate for a moment, no one ever walks into a MMA gym and asks to see the instructors qualifications. I'm not even sure there is such a thing as MMA qualifications, yet most of us has an MMA gym in their town.
Originally Posted by Nefron
I've asked what an MMA instructor's qualifications are: who did you train with? What ranks did you achieve? Do you have a fight record?
Originally Posted by rne02
Obviously if they say "I have a 2nd degree black belt in MMA," turn around and walk out. If it's more like "my initial training was in Muay Thai, but I also have a BJJ brown belt, and my fight record is 4-0-1," then you might be more tempted to stay.
Devil's advocate? Dude unless it is a shitty MMA gym, most advertise their qualifications, their fighters, their teachers, their competition record and their fighters records on their website, on their office wall and all over the gym. Also to add, most tell you upfront all of these things as well. Yes, no different than the tMA or questionable crowd. The big difference is you can actually go home and research them if you so choose.
Originally Posted by rne02