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    I just watched that video clip....and feel less skilled for having done so.

    As a BJJ whitebelt (but one that trains at a legit gym) that clip honestly was no better then what I could do, just making crap up as I go. You could have walked into my gym unannounced, pointed a camera at me, and said "hey, show me a leg lock from open guard, even though you don't really know how"...and I could come up with something better then that. He literally explains nothing and is playing around with a hold that can be (from my understanding) very dangerous when done by inexperienced grapplers.

    I'm not even going to comment on the "study at home" thing, but by any standard that sucked and shouldn't be the basis for teaching anybody about BJJ or sub wrestling. I'm dying to know where his BJJ black belt is from, so I'll look forward to what shakes out.

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    It's weird, actually. Under the bold "Brazilian Jiu Jitsu" he only claims to be a "certified-instructor" under Rodrigo Medeiros and Carlson Gracie, Jr.

    However, under the International Kenpo Karate Academies he claims a "certified 2nd degree black belt" for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

    Confusing, yes, but I guess it's a starting point.

    Now I'm curious about this "taiki ryu judo" is that he claims a shodan in. Let the digging begin.
    "The pedant is he who finds it impossible to read criticism of himself without immediately reaching for his pen and replying to the effect that the accusation is a gross insult to his person. He is, in effect, a man unable to laugh at himself."Sigmund Freud, The Ego and the Id.


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    oh heavens to murder she wrote.

    http://renzokujiujitsu.tripod.com/blackbelt/id8.html

    Taiki Ryu Judo is ANOTHER study-at-home dvd martial art system. I weep for the raping of my art.

    Well we know his Judo skills are worthless.
    "The pedant is he who finds it impossible to read criticism of himself without immediately reaching for his pen and replying to the effect that the accusation is a gross insult to his person. He is, in effect, a man unable to laugh at himself."Sigmund Freud, The Ego and the Id.


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    Santa, I think that his credentials show that he's one hell of a martial arts historian, but it'd be impossible to study all those things, let alone be good at them.
    It's funny how the "more is better" mentality creeps up in martial arts.

    I understand the need to combine the best of some arts mix them with your own style to create something new and though this creation is untested it has some potential, but this man has "practiced" nearly every martial art out there (he missed a few regions, but he pretty much has the globe covered with the exception of India and African MA).

    Even if his outrageous claims are true (cough!!!), why collect martial arts for the sake of collecting them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santa's Slayer View Post

    NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN MARTIAL ARTS:
    *Apache Indian Knife Fighting & Battle Tactics-Certified Expert Warrior
    *Apache Indian Knife Fighting & Battle Tactics-Certified-Basic Instructor
    (Under Chief Warrior-Snake Blocker-Apache Indian, in Rolling Hills Estates,CA-2000)

    *Apprentice Warrior System-Certified 1st Degree Black Belt/Tushka Warrior
    *Red Warrior/Tushka-Homa-Certified Black Belt/Achafa Tushka
    (Under Grand Master/Chief-Adrian Roman-Choctaw Nation-2009)

    This I find interesting...for one I've never seen 'Native' and 'Indian' used simultaneously with one another, always one or the other with American.

    Also it looks like Mr. Mike has awarded BJJ rank as well:

    http://www.blockeracademy.com/e107_p....php?content.2

    Quid pro quo?

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    Jiu Jitsu - Sometimes passing just isn't an option. supporting member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lv1Sierpinski View Post
    This I find interesting...for one I've never seen 'Native' and 'Indian' used simultaneously with one another, always one or the other with American.

    Also it looks like Mr. Mike has awarded BJJ rank as well:

    http://www.blockeracademy.com/e107_p....php?content.2

    Quid pro quo?

    Looks like he has been looked into but it appears the thread hasn't moved forward in a while:

    Blocker Academy, Snake Blocker? - No BS MMA and Martial Arts

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    BJJ might make you a better ground fighter, but Judo will make you a better dancer. Join us... or die

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    Well if I wanted to learn extremely dangerous and potentially crippling leg-locks, my first choice would certainly be via video by some fucker who's never even seen the inside of a grappling school before.

    He's got my vote!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the108dragon View Post
    As a Black belt in BJJ and Blackbelt in many different styles of martial arts I can truly say that after reviewing many of Proffesor Mike Omerbegovich's home study courses I was very impressed. If a fancy club setting with expensive editing and marketing tools is what you are looking for then enroll in Amway! The teaching on the videos is straight forward and direct and very well explained. His testing procedures are strict but fair and a very good way to learn and advance in any style without having to get ripped off in some dojo or gym dishing out $300.00 a month to some brazilians who don't like to see advancement in there students for money purposes. No politics MMA is what you get here. Yes the scenarios can be better but the teaching is what is supposed to be important anyway! Mr.Mike's credentials are fascinating and easily confirmed through his teachers and Instructors.
    Who awarded "him" his bjj belt?


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    Mike Omerbegovich's name has come up in these two invesigations (also covered here on BS):

    Worldwide Grappling Forums - Jason Hunt - Kentucky - Shinja Martial Arts

    Worldwide Grappling Forums - Nigel May - Australia - Sambullshido

    These guys are a circle jerk of home study programs....
    One of the best Bullshido investigations ever written: http://www.bullshido.org/David_Kujawski_Investigation

    "disgruntled ex student who couldn't hack training with Dave and his material and opted out (could be called pussied out) of training to go to Sambo" - Mor Sao

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    MIke train with me from 1997 until 2001,and get the rank of Purple belt.
    Today he is not afilliated under my team,BJJ REVOLUTION TEAM
    You can check my site www.bjjrevolutionteam the oficial afilliated
    Cheers

    Rodrigo Medeiros Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Pb fight center 4878 cass st ,san diego ,ca 92109 [858]273-1344 www.rodrigomedeirosbjj.com
    This answers the BJJ to some extent at least the Rodrigo part.
    Judo is only gentle for the guy on top.

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