Thread: Trinity Training: Rochester NY
4/23/2009 10:04am, #11
I received this e-mail response this morning:
Thanks so much for the interests once again. I also use to train with Bushido Kai from Penfield NY. One of the black belts, not sure if he's there anymore, Kevin Haughn, and I grewq up together in Webster. Anyway, I have training in Karate and Kung Fu, Arnmy combatives, Seidokan martial arts and now US combat Martial Arts. This is what myself and the other two instructors are certified under. We are sertified by pastor Joe Burress, who is a 10th don and oversees the martial arts ministry. His son, Paul Burress, is another instructor on Thursdays, 4-6pm, and he deals strrictly with grappling and jiu-jitsu. Trinity on the other hand, deals with the three forms of martial arts, ground, muay tai (stand up) and traditional
martial arts w/boxing background. Hope this is enough, hope to see you there. I am a 2nd degree and the other two are 1st degrees in US Combat Martial Arts.
4/23/2009 10:37am, #12
I responded with this e-mail:
Thank you very much for the information. Would you be willing to elaborate on exactly what US Combat Martial Arts is? What styles is it comprised of? How long did you train before being awarded your Black Belt? What was the curriculum like? Would it be possible for me to speak directly to Mr. Burress? I am looking forward to coming by and training next Tuesday. What equipment should I bring? Should I bring a Gi?
4/23/2009 11:09am, #13
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4/23/2009 11:25am, #16
I can't, and won't, strike with anyone due to my complete lack of training.
Once I'm done I'll direct them to this thread, let them defend their system, and go on about my business.
4/24/2009 10:19am, #17
- Join Date
- Apr 2009
I have looked at thier site. Even if it is a legitimate style, how do you justify a black-belt in that short of time frame? Also, a search on google turned up that Mr. Burress is/was a 2nd Deg. in TKD. Don't know how you become 10th Dan if there is no one to promote you because you created your own style...
Here is a description of the "style" he developed:
Call the church and contact him...I want to know the outcome of this. I have met a couple guys from there and have always been suspicious...especially with the claims made.
4/24/2009 12:28pm, #18
ahhh...the old "create my own style and rank myself trick"
4/26/2009 7:57pm, #19
- Join Date
- Apr 2009
- Pennsylvania, USA
Hello friends, I'm new to this website, joined actually out of a search for the elusive Joe lol. Anyways My Sensei Mr. Hawthrone http://www.hawthornemartialarts.net/ was taught by him, I have also met him at a seminar with some college kids. to cut it short, he is no bs. Him being a navy seal with seem trivial after u have heard about some of things hes done and places hes been. The only way I can put it, is that when your with him you feel like your with God. Hes truly a genious in the classical sense of the word. In anycase if you can go to his classes BY ALL MEANS DO.
4/26/2009 7:58pm, #20
Does he claim to have been a SEAL, chriskungfu?