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    matt, you just did something very few people have the chutzpah to do. admit when you're wrong and be a man about it.

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    yeah, normally i'd get a quote, but couldn't be bothered.

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    I have been getting a lot of help and am not nearly as frustrated and suseptible to seeking self harm.
    Now that, I am VERY glad to see! Though we may have been candid about our doubts and misgivings, talk of self harm is something we always strive to take seriously. I am glad you are doing better and wish you continued success on your road to better physical and emotional health.

    As for the rest, now may not yet be the time. You probably have other things to worry about. But at some point it would be helpful if you clarified exactly what (legitimate) ranks you do hold and in what arts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudOWNED View Post
    Now that, I am VERY glad to see! Though we may have been candid about our doubts and misgivings, talk of self harm is something we always strive to take seriously. I am glad you are doing better and wish you continued success on your road to better physical and emotional health.

    As for the rest, now may not yet be the time. You probably have other things to worry about. But at some point it would be helpful if you clarified exactly what (legitimate) ranks you do hold and in what arts.
    2nd Dan Judo - certified by USJA, Honorary MCMAP BB, Hapkido red, and Tae Kwon Do brown.

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    I don't buy it, not the ranks, just the whole thing.

    I kept off the main thread so as to not pollute. But there is a level of BS at which I have to say somthing
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt.m View Post
    2nd Dan Judo - certified by USJA, Honorary MCMAP BB, Hapkido red, and Tae Kwon Do brown.
    Well Matt, I have a few questions....

    1. Did you test for that USJA rank or did you join USJA and tell them what your rank was?

    2. If you tested, where did you test and with whom?

    3. If you did not test, what evidence did you provide USJA for the proof of your Nidan rank?

    Expect there will be more questions; such as when did you test for Shodan? When did you test for Ikkyu? Etc.

    I am sure you understand with the level of untruth around you, you are going to have to provide proof of these claims.

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    Oh, one more...

    1. Matt, are you willing to take a USJA rank validation test if I set one up for you in your home town?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt.m View Post
    Hapkido red, and Tae Kwon Do brown.
    Fixed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt.m View Post
    2nd Dan Judo - certified by USJA, Honorary MCMAP BB, Hapkido red, and Tae Kwon Do brown.
    Matt, what rank are you claiming here?
    Last edited by Matt Phillips; 7/02/2009 9:47am at .
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    Thanks for coming back and showing that you are dedicated to getting everything sorted out Matt. Even without that stuff you have clearly had a pretty interesting life, I think we are interested in hearing more of your history.



    Also it is starting to look like this thread will need to get merged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtripp View Post
    Oh, one more...

    1. Matt, are you willing to take a USJA rank validation test if I set one up for you in your home town?
    Mark,

    I think that USJA is now informed about the allegations surrounding Matt's claim to nidan issued by USJA.

    Perhaps it would be best to let USJA handle the matter now that they have taken an interest, due to the efforts of Bullshido. Questions as to the ongoing process at USJA perhaps ought to be directed to the USJA.

    Of course, you may well be just giving Matt a friendly "shot across the bow" of what he may be subject too, and that is certainly a considerate and caring thing to do as he has admitted to something.

    I would suspect that USJA has a record of how, when, where, and by whom Matt was promoted to nidan, including his previous promotion history, and should be able to pretty easily verify his claim. If not, then I it seems to me up to them to pursue any remedies, legal or otherwise.


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