4/26/2010 3:16pm, #21
Regarding the misspelling in the email, there are a few results in Google results for a "Tom Cicero bjj".
A few mention a "Tom Cicero" at Ralph Gracie's school from a "Gumby on the Mat" interview:
This would be the same "Tom Cissero" that I called who trained there. I believe that the name in that interview is a typo.
A search for "Tom Cicero vale tudo":
brings up a few hits, but only 1 is relevant:
Re:Jiu-Jitsu at BSU Campus Rec - Full Contact Idaho Forum
... follows. i hold a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu with training under Claudio Franca, Fabio Santos, Machado Bro's, in Brazil with vale tudo fighter Tom Cicero, ...
It is worth noting that the only reference to a "Tom Cicero" with "vale tudo" is this reply.
There are a few more names here to check up on.
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4/26/2010 3:21pm, #22
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4/26/2010 3:29pm, #24
4/26/2010 5:17pm, #25
- Join Date
- Mar 2010
Matt is sponsored by several big name companies in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts community.
Jaco Clothing - The most technically advanced fight shorts ever created.
Datsusara MMA - The first Jiu-Jitsu gi's made from Hemp.
Brazil Combat - One of Brazil's top MMA and Jiu-Jitsu apparel companies
All-American EFX - High quality supplements including the patented Kre-Alkalyn buffered Creatine
Submissions 101 - Matt Barvo is an official contributor to the Submissions 101 Jiu-Jitsu tutorial webs
I emailed All American EFX and asked about sponsorship of Matt/Matthew Barvo, then emailed again asking about Team Beast BJJ (should have done that all at once, but I"m learning) this is the reply; The first sentence "as far as I know we do not" was in reply to the question about Matt. The second response "on the sponsor" was in response to the question about Team Beast BJJ.
As far as I know we do not.
On the "Sponsor/Affiliate" page, perhaps they are simply refering to the fact that they use our products, but no, our company does not sponsor this club.
http://www.youtube.com/user/AllAmericanEFX (AAEFX YouTube Channel)
4/26/2010 5:22pm, #26
4/26/2010 5:31pm, #27
I spoke with Tom Cissero again (he called back for more information after my initial call). He gave me a contact number for one of his purple belt instructors so that I can get something via email for confirmation.
My guess is that Matt is going to say that this is not the "Tom Cicero" that he is referring to. If that is the case, I'll call Tom back and make sure he knows.
4/26/2010 6:09pm, #28
Team Beast has not responded with any information about "Tim Cicero" at this writing.
Does anyone object if I inform them of Tom Cissero's response?
4/26/2010 6:24pm, #29
Should Matt be invited to the thread at this point?
He can address the points made so far and maybe provide clarification on unanswered questions.
He may be able to provide contact information for the real Tom Cicero and clarify the sponsorships.
4/26/2010 6:32pm, #30