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    Off topic, but any chance the recipe for that is online or otherwise available?
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    So, I was browsing the Van Damme fan forum last night and I happened across a series of posts from Dux's good friend (who he talks about in the interview vid that I posted earlier in the thread), Sheldon 'Double Impact' Lettich, detailing his current views on Frank.

    The Van Damme Fan Forum - View Single Post - Frank Dux interview
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon Lettich
    Unbelieveable amount of bullshit in that story. I'd hardly even know where to begin. But here's an interesting little tidbit:

    A couple of guys are making a documentary about Frank, called "Put Up Your Dux." They came by my house a few weeks ago to interview me on-camera. Ironically, Frank had given them a copy of his military discharge document, called a DD-214, in order to debunk the rumors (detailed in the book, Stolen Valor," about phony war veterans) that he'd spent hardly any time in the Marine Corps. If you don't know how to read that document correctly, you can easily jump to some incorrect assumptions. Fortunately I had my DD-214 available, and I compared the two on-camera. The document clearly shows that Frank spent a grand total of 4 months in the Marine Corps before being discharged. It lists no medals or commendations earned, nor does it list any military schools attended. Yet there's a photo of him in "Stolen Valor" dressed in a Marine Corps dress uniform with a chest full of ribbons and gold jump wings. When I questioned Frank about that photo in the past, he told me it was just a "costume" he wore to a Halloween party. That's just one good example of how full of **** this guy is.

    The videotape of the Dux vs. Van Damme trial is both laughable and pathetic. Frank lost that lawsuit for the very simple reason that the jury -- which was initially predisposed towards the "little guy" suing the big, powerful movie star -- grew increasingly fed up with the glaringly preposterous and outright obvious lies that Frank was telling them on the stand.

    I love the way he claims to have "made" Van Damme's career, and that JC started going downhill only after they'd parted company. And here we were thinking it was Darcy who'd made JC's career.

    I get irritated just thinking about this guy.
    The Van Damme Fan Forum - View Single Post - Frank Dux interview
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon Lettich
    We were good friends many years ago. Quite honestly I bought into a certain amount of Frank's bullshit back then; a lot of people did. He truly did have some impressive and certifiable skills as a martial artist, although the Kumite stories and the "Ninja" training certainly began to seem more & more far-fetched in hindsight.

    The problem, I finally realized, is that Frank is mentally ill -- most likely schizophrenic -- and his illness became more advanced and more noticeable as time progressed. I even think that may have been why the Marine Corps discharged him so quickly; they must have done a psychological evaluation and realized he was unfit for service.

    Basically Frank's a guy who makes up stories (he's got a great imagination), casts himself as the lead character in those stories, then convinces himself that those stories are completely true. I believe I've heard this referred to as the "Walter Mitty Syndrome."

    I'm no psychiatrist, but I did notice Frank becoming increasingly erratic and unstable over time, destroying friendships with not only JC and myself but with nearly everyone he'd ever introduced me to (or whom I'd introduced him to). He destroyed his first marriage, and numerous relationships with some very lovely women over the years. He had two "Ninjutsu" dojos in the San Fernando Valley at one time, but managed to run both of those into the ground, despite the fame he'd achieved as the "man whom 'Bloodsport' was based upon," the "real Frank Dux," so to speak.

    I'd like to say I wish him well, but I'm unable to even do that as long as he continues spreading bullshit like lawn manure.
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    Are the records before the credits at the end of "Bloodsport" legit or more b.s.?

    Frank made all that up. There was never any certification or verification of those records, nor any eyewitnesses to any of these events. But to Mark DiSalle and Menachem Golan those "statistics" sounded like a pretty cool way to end the movie.
    I'll just leave this here.

    Well, I found it to be insightful reading... :la:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larus marinus View Post
    So, I was browsing the Van Damme fan forum last night and I happened across a series of posts from Dux's good friend (who he talks about in the interview vid that I posted earlier in the thread), Sheldon 'Double Impact' Lettich, detailing his current views on Frank.

    The Van Damme Fan Forum - View Single Post - Frank Dux interview


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    I'll just leave this here.

    Well, I found it to be insightful reading... :la:
    Great Job Larus!! I was gonna post, but after reading this I don't feel I have too. The Scizo part made all the sense in the world now!
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    A link to the interview that Mr. Lettich was commenting on.

    http://www.kungfucinema.com/frank-du...-of-jcvd-10158

    You really should read the whole thing - but here are the best quotes...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dux in the above interview
    “I used to play [football] with Aaron Mitchell who went on to play ball for the Dallas Cowboys and even Aaron will tell you I was the only guy who could catch him. That’s how fast I was. Guy Sularz went on to be one of the top players with the [Minnesota] Twins, and I could out hit him too. I was a great athlete but when I could do martial arts, you didn’t need shoes.”


    “It’s not about fighting. It’s about building character and getting over your fears. When you conquer your fear there is a tremendous amount of exhilaration that comes from that. I was about 10 years old when these two kids threw me into a garage because I looked odd to them. The kid reminded me that his father was a district attorney and buried a hatchet about two inches from my head. He could have split my skull. That had a profound effect on me. I never forgot that.”


    “John Leone would let me sit in on classes on qi energy and that’s what I learned from him. Then on Van Nuys Boulevard I would go see Bob Osman who was one of the strongest karate men in the world. Bob taught me the idea and concept that one punch is all you need, and that is all you should have to use in fighting… and develop your strength and power… and I became a knockout king and that is where I got that from. When I went to Bill Usagi’s school, you’d see Bruce Lee in there. He wasn’t Bruce Lee as we know him at that time. He was friends with Bill Usagi. What I learned from Bill Usagi was focus and speed.”


    “Bill would look at me and guide me through the window. I didn’t have parental permission. I couldn’t afford lessons but he wanted me to learn. I would practice on the sidewalk and everyone would make fun of me. ‘Look at this stupid kid out there.’ I had to overcome the humiliation because I wanted to learn.”


    “By the time I was 14, I was knocking out grown men. I loved training but when I was a kid I was huge. In school I got a lot of ridicule because of that.”


    “From 1975 to 1981, I was in the Marine Corps. My DD 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) establishes that I was an intelligence specialist. I was in reserved status. I wasn’t a Vietnam War veteran. I was a Vietnam-era veteran. That’s all I can tell you.”


    As our conversation continued, I shifted focus to the topic of the Kumite and how Frank came to be involved in the fighting circuit famously depicted in BLOODPSPORT. It turns out that none other than John Keehan, the eccentric martial artist known as Count Dante, was involved. “[John Keehan] died and I ended up going instead. The myth is that he was involved in some type of robbery but he was too flamboyant as far as the [Black Dragon Fighting Society] were concerned and they had him killed with the Dim Mak strike but these are just rumors and allegations.”


    “The fighters came from everywhere. They had [as] much stuff as they could get in there, people from every indigenous country. We had a guy from Brazil who did Capoeira and I saw some Monkey kung fu. When [UFC] put in all of these rules they watered it down. It’s like a big old brawling match and wrestling. It looks like the WWE for real. You got Brock Lesner spitting on people.”


    “Bolo Yueng looks like a pussycat compared to the real Chong Li,” Frank recalled. “He was huge. He was taller than me. People think Koreans are small. That’s not necessarily the case. People’s logic was that the Orientals are smaller than me. That’s not true. The biggest guy in the NBA (Yao Ming) is Chinese."


    “People got locked out. Another guy, Benny Urquidez, tried to fight in the Kumite. He wasn’t permitted because he was Spanish.”


    Frank’s post-Kumite career had him engaging in two to three fights a week over the next several years. He compiled a record of 329 victories, without any defeats. These fights would be the impetus for another Van Damme movie.
    “The fights started to look like LIONHEART (1990). That’s why LIONHEART was made,” said Frank. “They fought me so much because I became an expert on how to avoid being hit and at the same time delivering one hit to drop a guy. My longest fight in my fight career was one minute and forty seconds. Any of the Black Dragons who ran the event will confirm it. I’m quoting what they told me. That’s professional fights… when I was first on the scene. I lost an amateur fight and that was not counted.”
    “The fight scenes themselves – fighting in a pool, fighting in an ice rink, fighting with cars all circled around – those all came from me talking to Sheldon Lettich.”


    Frank went on to explain why he never appeared on film with Van Damme. “I did all of the fight choreography in BLOODSPORT. Van Damme was trained in Shotokan (karate) and ballet but he did not fight like me and I had to train him. I have to give Jean-Claude credit. He really did a fantastic job compared to what he had to work with. You have to remember this was a small-budget film. The uniform you see Jean-Claude wearing, that was my stuff. They had originally got him a bunch of silk pajamas and sowed the crotches shut. What’s interesting is that he never allowed me to appear in the film. My kicks were quicker. They did not want me to outshine him and I was told that specifically.”


    In recalling the fallout from their rift, Frank essentially took credit for making Van Damme. “His career tanked. I was really the driving force behind his career. He’s a fantastic performer but without being told what to do or given the right words… I wrote a lot of his material and never got credit for it. Without me there telling him what to say and what to do, his career went into the toilet.”


    “There’s a lot of people who engage in what’s called trade libel and they want to have everybody in the world feeling like they are the only legitimate martial artist of that ilk. Anyone with knowledge in that area, they attack them. It’s like one guy saying, ‘I’m the last Indian and all of these other Indian nations are full of ****. I’m the only real one.’”


    “This is like a cult that went crazy. There was so much garbage going on in that ninja boom with guys running around like they were real ninjas. It was insane. I’d find grown men running around in my backyard in ninja outfits. This is prior to BLOODSPORT.”

    What makes it really sad is that this guy has literally wasted half of his life on this ****... :eusa_liar
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    Wow. Just wow.

    Benny Urquidez?
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    Wow. Just wow.

    Benny Urquidez?
    I recall Dux claiming several times over the past year or so that Benny Urquidez tried to enter the Kumite...

    btw, more pure gold from Sheldon Lettich. I'm starting to really like this guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon Lettich
    Frank's book -- "The Secret Man" -- was pulled from the shelves of bookstores in the USA a week after it had been released. That's how long it took the publisher, Judith Regan, to realize that 90% of what Frank was saying in the book was pure bullshit. I managed to get my hands on one, which I still have at home. It's nearly impossible to otherwise find a copy of this classic.

    Want one really good example of this bullshit? There's a photo of Frank in the book -- in military fatigues, with an M-16 -- which he claims is a snapshot of him "in the field." In actuality it's a still from my 16mm short film, "Firefight."
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    The Billy Burke investigation is up. http://www.bullshido.org/Billy_J._Burke

    "I am amazed that I am the ONLY person that has a "Testimonial" for Frank Dux's Kumite promotion on the internet. WE ALL GOT PAID FOR IT. We read cue cards! Other people that did it for money, were martial artists like Peter "Sugarfoot" Cunningham, Benny "The Jet" Urquidez, Master Eric Lee, Grandmaster Douglas Wong, Grandmaster Bill Ryusaki, Don "The Dragon" Wilson and a couple of SEAL Team guys...celebrities like Olympic Gold Medalist Bruce Jenner...and a lot more did it for money."

    So he basically said "Hey, I lied publicly for money. Others did too. What's the big deal?" Personal credibility or knowingly misleading the public about the martial arts obviously aren't issues at all to him. This also tells us that Dux & his people are openly acknowledging that Dux is a fraud by asking others to help fabricate him a reputation for money. I'm thinking of contacting some of the names Burke said were approached to lie for Dux & asking them about all this. Any suggestions?
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    The Billy Burke investigation is up. http://www.bullshido.org/Billy_J._Burke

    "I am amazed that I am the ONLY person that has a "Testimonial" for Frank Dux's Kumite promotion on the internet. WE ALL GOT PAID FOR IT. We read cue cards! Other people that did it for money, were martial artists like Peter "Sugarfoot" Cunningham, Benny "The Jet" Urquidez, Master Eric Lee, Grandmaster Douglas Wong, Grandmaster Bill Ryusaki, Don "The Dragon" Wilson and a couple of SEAL Team guys...celebrities like Olympic Gold Medalist Bruce Jenner...and a lot more did it for money."

    So he basically said "Hey, I lied publicly for money. Others did too. What's the big deal?" Personal credibility or knowingly misleading the public about the martial arts obviously aren't issues at all to him. This also tells us that Dux & his people are openly acknowledging that Dux is a fraud by asking others to help fabricate him a reputation for money. I'm thinking of contacting some of the names Burke said were approached to lie for Dux & asking them about all this. Any suggestions?
    Doesn't sound like a bad idea to me. In fact, the people leading the Burke investigation may have already/already be in the process of doing it.

    Benny The Jet is probably the person to start with, as Dux has namedropped him several times recently in relation to being barred from the Kumite because of his race.

    It should be noted that Dux makes some less than flattering comments about Urquidez on his own site, here:
    http://frankdux.net/frankdux/thefacts/johnson.htm

    Quote Originally Posted by frankdux.net
    Undisclosed by Johnson to his readers, was the self-evident truth that all of the expert sources he quotes in his article (e.g. Chadwick Minge, Ninpo Master Tanemura, Benny "The Jet" Urquidez, Chuck Corey, etc.) are all direct business competitors of Dux. Each stood to gain financially by impugning Dux’s character and professional reputation. Their finances may have been especially threatened by the film "Bloodsport" just being released in theaters at the time.
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    I'm amazed that he'd have the balls to badmouth The Jet in any way. He got off easy when Zane Frazier beat him down. Benny would really hurt him.

    Has anyone else contacted any of the guys Burke named in his little spiel about reading cue cards for Dux? I don't want to annoy them more than necessary.
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