Thread: "Sokeshi" Luis Alba
9/14/2010 3:11pm, #31
Here's a photo of me in my own dojo studying Muso Shinden Ryu
Here's a photo of me studying Kendo, again in my own dojo
And likewise for aikido - you guessed it, in my own dojo
Perhaps you might like to translate the Japanese seen on the shomen, I'm sure you'll identify it doesn't say aikido, now, I know what it means but the important question, given that you claim to be "fluent" in "nipponese" [your words not mine] can you tell me what those characters mean ?
Ok, so I've indulged you enough, this discussion isn't about me, its about you and the grandiose claims you've made in public.
It's time to put to rest the questions we've put to you."To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".
9/15/2010 9:40am, #32
- Join Date
- Jun 2004
A truly humble master of the arts
"If there is any one in this World today whom still carries O'Sensei's essence alive unlike any other, it would be me, and have been recognized as such by our most influencial Masters and leader of our Art today"
Making a short film, hopefully featuring Aikido (DC, No. VA area) - AikiWeb Aikido Forums
9/15/2010 10:20am, #33
9/15/2010 12:07pm, #34
What organisation do you have your Chil Dan with in TKD?I feel like you eye-bawlin' me, dawg!
9/15/2010 1:22pm, #35
9/15/2010 1:24pm, #36
9/15/2010 1:26pm, #37
- Join Date
- Sep 2006
This is IMAF. http://www.imaf.com/ It's an umbrella organization that grants rank in a number of disciplines outside of the main structure of those arts. It's a successor of the Dai Nippon Budoku Kai (DNBK).
A description by Ellis Amdur of IMAF and its history (last post).
Kokusai Budoin ? - AikiWeb Aikido Forums
A related thread cross posting Amdur's description: http://www.aikidojournal.com/forums/...pic.php?t=6438
9/15/2010 1:47pm, #38
But that's not the case with Mr. Alba who claims to have been graded to shodan at the age of nine yet he only received a nidan sanctioned by the IMAF in 2005.
Odd that we have a picture of Alba studying Aikido as an ADULT in 1999 wearing a whitebelt... and minus his beloved hakama, isn't it.
Last edited by Rock Ape; 9/15/2010 1:54pm at ."To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".
9/15/2010 3:48pm, #39
Here's another can of worms -- that last thread listed above talks about how the very teacher (supposedly now seventh dan) that issued Sokeshi his Nidan cert had inflated his own Aikido rank -- it talks about how he failed a Nidan test in 1996 and showed up a few months later, in the same community, as a Rokudan.
Looks like Skoeshi learned his rank inflating techniques at Jose Andarate's knee!
9/15/2010 4:15pm, #40
Missing posts moved here: Luis F. Alba, Hanshi? - No BS MMA and Martial Arts
Given that there is a pre-existing YMAS thread concerning Mr. Alba, this thread will be tightly moderated for on topic content.