Matthew Plewes??? Check this guy out
This guy is trying to get into a newly formed association called:
GLOBAL NETWORK OF PROFESSIONAL REALITY BASED FIGHTING INSTRUCTORS ™
You guys have seen it all, but check this out....
These are his claims, I have already begun to do some research and most of these Instructors I can't find or verify:
Here it goes:
Internationally certified and recognized 8th Degree Black Belt. 39 years in street defense. 34 years formal martial arts training, of which 22 years as a certified teacher. ( U.S.A. / Japan /Singapore / Indonesia ).
He researches, studies and teaches primarily in Asia. But taught for over a decade in America before moving to Asia 9 years ago to continue his martial arts quest.
He resides in Japan where he has been featured on national TV and newspapers sharing his defense skills and tips. ( Japan)
( Certificates, Licenses, Education, Experience )
Collegiate Level Professional Certifications:
Paul D. Camp College:
- Marketing and Management
From the Criminal Justice Services of Virginia:
- Private Investigator
- Criminal Law
- Civil Law
- Interrogation Methodology
- Principles of Loss Prevention
- Surveillance Technologies and Techniques
- C.S.I. Crime Scene Investigation
- Data Recording and Reporting
- Legal Testifying Methods
From the Emergency Medical Services of Virginia:
- Emergency Medical Technician-A ( Paramedic)
- Emergency Vehicle Operator License
- Vehicle Emergency Extrication
- Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
Martial Arts and Asian Studies:
- 8th Rank/ Grand Master ( Received 4/08 Japan)
- Chin Na (Seize and Control) based programs derived from a family Hong - - - Kong variation Shaolin Wu Xing Quan(Five Animal) Kung Fu.
- Sankaku Goshinjutsu Kempo, 7th Degree Black Belt - Japan
- Segitiga Buka Jalan Penchak Silat, Specialist Master ( 2009 )
- Jeet Kune Do Concepts - VA-JKDC-1995 - Certified Instructor
- H.K.Wing Chun Gung Fu under Johnny Wong/ Instructor Privilidge
- Seikukan Shorinji Karate-Do - 5 years Under Grand Teramasa Ogawa
- Krav Maga - IDF Combat - L.Soloman - 1984 / Hammond Benjaman - 2001-Japan
- Escrima / Kali - Stick & Knife Fighting - Under Victor Inacio, Manilla, Philippine Police Department - Ceritfied Instructor
- Yang Style Tai Chi Quan , Under Li Sun - Shanghai, China
- Studies in Acupressure, Shiatsu Massage - Deep Massage-Japan
- Studies in Tui na, Seasonal Kung, and Chi-Kung - Indonesia
- Studies in indonesian-Bali Massage and Aroma therapy - Bali</li>
- Studies in Tai Chi Chuan for Health and Medicinal Kung- Japan</li>
- Instructor-Trainer of To- the- Point Defense and Safety
- Instructer-Trainer of Professional Seize and Control Tactics
- Instructor-Trainer of Five Animal Survival Tactics.</li>
- Instructor-Trainer of C.A.I. Event Security Consultant and Enforcement
- Instructor-Trainer of C.A.I. Basic Personal-Family Bodyguard/ Travel Escort
- Instructor-Trainer of ISO Tech/ Security Specialist (International Investigations/Security/Operations Technician)
- President and Founder of CAMAF- Chuntian Academy Martial Arts Federation
- Past President of Masters of Asia Association ( M.O.A.A. )
- Founder and Research-Student of (In Search of Masters in Asia (I.S.O.M.A.) 1998 to present
- Japan Rep. International Independent Martial Artist Assoc. (I.I.M.A.A.)
- IIMAA 2010 Hall of Fame Inductee - Grand Master of the Year
- Asian Continental Representative for the Global Network of Professional Reality Based Fighting Instructors
- Member Hong Kong Wing Chun Teachers Association - Japan
- Member of Black Belt International Association
- Member - Han Japan Karate-Do Association
Other Specialties and Certifications ( experience ) :
- SCUBA (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus)
- Certified in Basic Firefighting
- College Courses in Engineering Technologies
- Ordained Interfaith Minister
- Meritorious Doctorate. Thesis on commonalities in cultures.
Thousands of hours of study and action in humanities, interfaith and International culture studies and outreach - Japan
- Fluency and Studies in English, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and Indonesian
- CASC. Certified Signaling and Communications Instructor
- Wilderness Survival Tactics and Techniques- Instructor - Japan
- Owner/Operator of Self Defense Schools.
- C.P.S.T. Human Lie Detection Certified- Japan
- C.P.S.T. Lip Reading Certified- Japan
- Experienced in Event Security & Escort
(Bodyguard and Event-Security Coordinator
- Experienced with Handguns, Rifles and Shotguns
- Experienced in living extensively in a foreign country, language and culture
- Experienced in travel, living, culture, safety and security concerns in fundamentalist countries.
- Experienced in travel, living, culture, safety and security concerns in Third-world countries.
- Experienced in travel, living, culture, safety and security concerns in U.S. travel advisory danger countries.
Last edited by zipit777; 2/02/2010 12:29am at .
Reason: Change the word can to CAN'T
You've found Jason Bourne
I cant find him on the internet accept for the site he created, and with the SUPERMAN profile, you think you would find SOMETHING, Somewhere!!!!!!
I am so damn sick of these phoneys...ALl of his Instructors are not even in America!
This is the web page: http://chuntianacademy.com/
He has GrandMaster Titles, Sifu Titles, Certified Instructor Titles and no one to ask....
What exactly is he an 8th degree black belt in?
He is on Facebook under the same name with access to his profile, I think he gave him that rank himself, I cant find squat on any organizations that he claims...I googled everything, again, no internet trail, no instructors I can certifiy...I am checking on his"SIFU" of wing chun right now...That guy is white, he claims its from Hong Kong...
I have just checked the Wing Chun Archives: under both Yipman and Non YipMan Lineages for Johnny Wong and NOTHING
His 8th Dan is through the IIMAA which is an organization which tries to lend credibility to people's self-confirmed ranks. Membership gives you access to the use of the IIMAA name in promotional materials and official looking certificates and certifications.
Plewes is on here: http://www.iimaa.net/8thDan.html
I don't know anything about kung fu lineage but this seems legit with a bit of googling
edit: this link too