Thread: Ralph Severe
3/15/2010 7:19am, #1
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3/15/2010 7:25am, #2
3/15/2010 9:23am, #3
I thought none of the judo organizations had any record of Ralph period.
It's not only his lack of having a dan rank, but any rank.
Correct?Carter Hargrave's Jeet Can't Do
3/15/2010 9:38am, #4
They do not list or hold record of Ralph Severe holding a Judo dan grade legitimised in the United States.
That doesn't mean that Severe doesn't have a certificate from some source, merely that the Judo NGB of the US do not recognise Severe as a Judo Yudansha"To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".
3/15/2010 7:15pm, #5
No, they have no record of him at all.
I wish you had linked the emails I posted; they address this question.
I'll update today mate no problem I missed those
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3/15/2010 7:30pm, #6
This leaves the odd notion that Ralph trained and was ranked OUTSIDE of the US. This was the claim Rod at Juko-kai made, saying he was ranked in Holland. Of course this was proven false. It simply is not done under the IJF as people fight for their own Country. It is possible that someone having never done judo, in the military, might have entered events in another country, fought in the black belt division, and won through Batsugun. This falls apart in that anyone that good would be known, and registered when they returned to the US. However, we know Ralph did not go overseas in the military. In as much as Ralph will provide NO copy or scan of this paper, or even tell us where it comes from, there is simply no way to take this further.
So we are left with Occams Razor. We either have a complex series of events that might be possible, or a simple event, its a false claim.
The latter is much more likely.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occam%27s_razor"Out of every hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back." -- Hericletus, circa 500 BC
3/16/2010 4:07pm, #7
The .org article has been updated to include the leatherneck.com information."To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".