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  • Law
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    GoBack,

    You may want to try calling Mario Neto at Wolfslair MMA gym in Liverpool. He's from Brazil and a legitimate BJJ Black belt. He may be able to confirm Matraca's status. Number is 0701 700 2407

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  • raflima
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    Hi, my name is Rafael and i am a Gracie-Barra purple belt currently living in central Dublin due to studies. I've got my belts on the mat from the best and am affiliated to both Gracie Barra and Gracie Barra Miami. You may check their website www.gbmiami.com and www.graciebarra.com .
    I'll soon be opening a mat around here and am already organizing private and group all ages and genders classes and taking note of the people interested in joining in the gentle-art.
    Feel free to ring me on 087 675 4356, i'll be pleased to help.
    cheers
    Rafael

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  • Iscariot
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    Go along and ask him. There's no proof at the moment that he has lied, or has ever claimed dishonest qualifications. All there is to go on is one forum post by a guy who isn't the instructor in question. He could be lying or just be retarded. Don't be swayed one way or another before getting any actual first hand proof.

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  • Buffman
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    sbg is in the grange road industrial estate... a mere cycle away from you. Worth having a look at their BJJ.

    (Plus the Muay Thai coach is excellent)

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  • cyrijl
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    Yeah, from reading this thread there just does not seem to be enough to go on. Can't someone just email him this thread? I think alot of people are jumping the gun.

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  • Goback
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    I live in Sutton Buffman.

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  • Buffman
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    Having met ShaneT (Went to train with him a few times) I'd say that he's a straight up intelligent man with good listening skills. If he says the guy said he was a BJJ blackbelt, then Id belive him.

    Odacon trains with Shane, so he'd be worth PMing to get the facts.

    Goback where are you living?

    SBG northside is worth checking out, 5 minutes walk from the end of the 29a bus route. There's a lot of good people training there.
    Last edited by Buffman; 3/15/2007 11:37am, .

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  • Goback
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    I've also heard the phrase "if in doubt..." I'm just cautious. Like I said if hes any good I wouldn't care if he was a pink belt like I said I trained with my mate and he had nothing but if hes a liar... which according to that thread someone posted, he is, then I'm not going near him.

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  • Das Moose
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    Originally posted by Goback
    Maybe hes a dumbass?:D I dunno maybe he thought cos we were new to it he might get away with it. I dunno, but either way according ot that thread on that boards site hes not any good but I guess at least hes not hiding he came out and competed.

    Maybe I'll go give his class a shot and tell you guys what hes like. I live in Sutton in Dublin by the way so I'm just a train away from his class. One things for sure I'll be going in with my "oh really" face on ha ha!
    3rd place in the advanced division is certainly not "not any good". We have some fairly talented people around here.

    Also, have you never heard the phrase "Give him the benefit of the doubt" ?

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  • n00b
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    Originally posted by Askari
    Seems a little early to substantiate anything about the guy.

    Give us a link to somewhere he himself has made the claim. That thread you linked to is full of hearsay and half stories. The guy may or may not have claimed anything - lets wait for his website.

    If I had a nickle for the number of times someone fucked up what martial art I do and what my ranks are, I would be a very rich man.
    I heard you were a 4th Dan BB in some crazy JJJ style.

    Here's yer nickel

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  • Goback
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    Maybe hes a dumbass?:D I dunno maybe he thought cos we were new to it he might get away with it. I dunno, but either way according ot that thread on that boards site hes not any good but I guess at least hes not hiding he came out and competed.

    Maybe I'll go give his class a shot and tell you guys what hes like. I live in Sutton in Dublin by the way so I'm just a train away from his class. One things for sure I'll be going in with my "oh really" face on ha ha!

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  • Das Moose
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    Yeah Goback in all seriousness I'm inclined to believe that Mr Matraca was merely misunderstood by someone and/or people just assumed a brazilian coming to Ireland offering BJJ classes would be a black belt; even if he wanted to defraud people, I'm sure he wouldn't be stupid enough to go around telling people he was a black belt then hang around with the local BJJ/MMA crowd who are definitely going to check him out; he certainly wouldn't be foolish enough to enter the advanced division of a sub wrestling tourney, when he knows we have BJJ purples and a black belt, with only two years of training...

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  • Cdnronin
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    Originally posted by Askari
    Seems a little early to substantiate anything about the guy.

    Give us a link to somewhere he himself has made the claim. That thread you linked to is full of hearsay and half stories. The guy may or may not have claimed anything - lets wait for his website.

    If I had a nickle for the number of times someone fucked up what martial art I do and what my ranks are, I would be a very rich man.

    Ain't that the truth! My mother -in- law still asks me(after almost 20 years of involvement) if I'm still doing that Tae Kwon du stuff.

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  • Askari
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    Seems a little early to substantiate anything about the guy.

    Give us a link to somewhere he himself has made the claim. That thread you linked to is full of hearsay and half stories. The guy may or may not have claimed anything - lets wait for his website.

    If I had a nickle for the number of times someone fucked up what martial art I do and what my ranks are, I would be a very rich man.

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  • Goback
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    I'm not going to touch him with a ten foot pole!

    It seems hes full of shit. Is there anywhere I can report him or something? It seems like there should be!

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