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    Ah well, he has the opertunity to correct me =).

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    Or ragepost.
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    I've been trying to find Jon Alexander's taiji training history.
    Had a 4 paragraph statement about the quality of Christopher Allen's taijiquan, but damn browser made it go away.

    So far there are a number of technical errors such as full arm extensions and double weightedness. A big no no for someone practicing Taijiquan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sri Hanuman View Post
    I've been trying to find Jon Alexander's taiji training history.
    Had a 4 paragraph statement about the quality of Christopher Allen's taijiquan, but damn browser made it go away.

    So far there are a number of technical errors such as full arm extensions and double weightedness. A big no no for someone practicing Taijiquan.
    Thanks for the effort man, I shake my fist at your browser! I'm doubtful he is going to reply to the email... judging from the other investigations that's usually not a good sign.

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    With regards to the Christopher Allen listed in the British Judo Association's dan grade database...

    http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/techni...e=&number=3241

    No, this is not the same person. I recently communicated with Les Eacock (5th Dan), one of the head coaches of the Erdington Judo Club. Mr Eacock confirmed, after looking at the photos on the UKMA website that the person listed in the BJA database (a personal friend of his) is not the Christopher Allen who is the subject of this thread.

    (posted with Mr. Eacock's permission)
    From: Les - Erdington Judo Club <his email address>
    Date: Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 5:04 PM
    Subject: Re: Regarding a student who may have trained with you...
    To: <my email address>


    No, I don't recognise him at all.

    The Chris Allen I know has been on the British Masters Squad and will be the one listed on the BJA website.

    Best regards,

    Les


    Erdington Judo Club
    www.judoka.co.uk
    <phone numbers removed>
    In light of this and the questions raised here about his other advertised ranks, I invite Mr. Allen to inform us which of the UK Judo organizations it is that recognises his rank of 1st Dan and the name of the instructor/school that awarded him this rank, so that we may swiftly get this cleared up and sorted out.

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    It doesn't look like he is going to respond and until he does I will always regard Chris Allen and Tring Martial Arts with contempt. His actions are diluting martial arts and cheapens what others study years to achieve.

    Some very disturbing information has come out of this thread and I am very thankful to those people who contributed. I can only hope that in the future it can be used by other to make an informed decision before attending any of his classes.

    Cheers

    SnickersUK

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    Doesn't look like any of his vids or claims are down yet.
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    Who is Jon Alexander 9th dan? Anyone know his training history, etc.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryT View Post
    Who is Jon Alexander 9th dan? Anyone know his training history, etc.?
    That's what I am curious about.
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    He claims to have trained 'formally' with Suzuki Masafumi, Abbe Kenshiro, etc. Trained 'formally' with must mean 'was graded by', surely; and this is checkable if anybody can be bothered. His ninth dan is almost certainly self-awarded (there aren't any real non-Japanese ninth dans!) As to his tai chi training history ... no information given. I smell a rodent.

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