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  • Gezere
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    Originally posted by Snake Plissken View Post
    I seem to recall reading he claimed a BJJ Blue under Mike Ombergovic, who is infamous for his homestudy courses
    He had a very basic working of BJJ but no where near a blue belt at the time. One of my NCOs who is was a two stripe white belt at the time, blue now. was taking him pretty easily.

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  • Snake Plissken
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    Originally posted by Gezere View Post
    I didn't get to do stand up with him but any claims he had on any grappling proficiency was shattered quickly. He was one of the better students in the class but keep in mind the most have little to no MA experience so someone who has done almost anything will have a leg up on his fellow classmates.
    I seem to recall reading he claimed a BJJ Blue under Mike Ombergovic, who is infamous for his homestudy courses

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  • Gezere
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    SNAAAKKE!!! SNAAAAAAAAKKEEE!!!!

    Snake IS an official Modern Army Combatives Program (MACP) Lvl I. I was an Assistant Instructor (AI) for his class. However from what I understand this was AFTER he made claims of being an Army Combat Instructor. He is a Navy reservist but we also had Airforce attend the classes so that isn't uncommon. He did teach a class at Bagram at the SF compound and yes he did have regular attendees. There was also a TKD class held by the Korean military will was also full. Basically the Fobbits on Bagram get bored. Also add to the fact that Snake was a celebrity got people to his class. He also got a magazine, apparently published by his academy, with him plastered all over it in the PX which added to his fame.I actually didn't know who he ws until someone referred me to a Bullshido thread about him. I didn't get to do stand up with him but any claims he had on any grappling proficiency was shattered quickly. He was one of the better students in the class but keep in mind the most have little to no MA experience so someone who has done almost anything will have a leg up on his fellow classmates.

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  • Larus marinus
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    I was going to post to this thread last week but I, erm completely forgot. My bad.

    If you take a look at:
    http://www.blockeracademy.com/www.bl...html?content.2

    You'll see that he is listing:

    Certified Level 10/Red Armband Instructor - Muay Thai/Thai Kickboxing
    received from Professor Freidun 'Iceman' Younossi, 11x Western Kickboxing World Champion
    Certified Instructor/Judan/Dark Red Hachimaki - Shinto-Ryu Kenjutsu
    received from Sensai Frediun 'Iceman' Younossi, 9th Degree Black Belt Shao-Do-Kahn & Weapon's Instructor
    4th Degree Black Belt/Sash - Modern Sil Lum Gung Fu
    received from Sifu Frediun 'Iceman' Younossi, 8th Degree Black Belt Black Belt Sil Lum Gung Fu
    Now, we happen to have a thread concerning Mr. Younossi, which I have been somewhat involved with. I remembered Mr. Blocker's name from back then:

    http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=58372

    I also turned up this thread during my Googlings:
    http://www.twowheelfix.com/showthread.php?t=14066

    and this post in particular:
    http://www.twowheelfix.com/showpost....78&postcount=9
    04-02-2010, 11:40 AM #9
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Homeslice
    I don't get it........Is that page supposed to be real? Everyone on there looks like a crock of shit.

    Exactly. But yes, everyone on there is supposed to be for real. Like I said, the guy pulled the wool over Spike TV's eyes, though I'm sure that's not hard.



    Here's the short version: "Snake" Blocker (aka about 6 or 7 different competition names, but his real name is David Jason Blocker) is supposedly a "former Professional World Champion Title Belt - Muay Thai/Thai Kickboxing (jr. welter weight)" with the " International Muay Thai Society (IMTS)". He is also supposedly a US Army "combat instructor" and expert in Muay Thai and "Apache knife fighting," and a "certified instructor of Close Quarters Combatives Group," which has "military recognition." He even had a knife custom made by JW Smith and Sons (which you can buy on their website), specifically for his deployment to Afghanistan, where he is presumably slitting Taliban throats and tossing knives straight into Osama Bin Laden's chest.

    Here in the real world, though, David Jason Blocker has never served in the US Army. He is a Petty Officer, 2nd Class, in the US Navy. By rate, he is an SK2. That's a shop keeper, the guys who sell you bubble gum from the ship's store. They might also cut hair. In Afghanistan, he works at the Bagram post office. That means, not only is he not a "combat instructor," and he's using his custom made knife to cut packing tape, he's on the safest base in Afghanistan, surrounded by tens of thousands of other service members. Some of whom actually know how to operate their weapons. He never leaves the FOB. He does, however, run a "Close Quarters Combatives Group" class on base. It's a "free" class that is allowed by MWR to happen in one of the base gyms. At one point, it was allowed to take place in one of the smaller camps on base where the Special Forces guys live. One or two Green Berets may have even attended once. Students of "Snake" Blocker's class are advised that they will need to purchase $70 to $100 of "martial arts training gear" per month.

    The "combat instructor" was recently handed his ass by a soldier with a few months training in MCP (the Army's new combatives program). His reason? "I'm not a ground fighter."

    Like I said, that's the short version. In the long version, well, the douchebaggery never ends. The deeper you dig, the worse it gets.
    and this one:
    http://www.twowheelfix.com/showpost....9&postcount=11

    04-03-2010, 11:11 AM #11
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Homeslice
    And how is this tool still serving, without getting reprimanded for his lies?

    Primarily because he's a reservist and his parent command probably doesn't give a fuck, and his deployed command is too busy to fact check. If they even know. He's been called on a couple of his douchebag plays, but not enough to even scratch the surface.

    The other reason would be legalese. Is he a US Army combat instructor? No. But he does teach a "combat" class, and some soldiers do attend. So trying to prosecute him or NJP him would be problematic, and that's the case with most of his claims. Is he a "Close Quarters Combatives Group certified instructor?" Yes, but he probably either traded favors for or bought the certification, because the guy who runs the "CQCG" is just as shady (can also be found on the "Blocker Academy" list of instructors). And apparently trading / selling bogus martial arts certifications that are, in a strict legal sense, "valid", is a thriving industry.
    Obviously, I am unable to vouch for the accuracy of the above - and it may indeed be internet hearsay or a calculated attempt to smear the man from someone he's pissed off somewhere along the line...

    Gezere is probably in a better position to comment on whether any of it sounds accurate, having met the fellow and all...

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  • tao.jonez
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    Blocker has spent time in many USO's overseas.

    Also, he has t-shirts, aprons, ties, and skateboards with his sayings, etc.

    http://www.zazzle.com/snakeblocker

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  • Sri Hanuman
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    Didn't he at one point have a training session with Geezere while deployed, or is that my head voice saying things that never happened... again?

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  • heist
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    LOL I remember this tool. We all had a laugh on another forum about him, then somebody found his facebook page so we all befriended him. He defriended me when I openly challenged his claims on FB about his muay thai background.

    I keep in touch with one of his family members (not blood) so if you're hard up for information I can probably approach them but I'd rather not get them involved unless it's necessary. Needless to say his muay thai skills are ummm certainly unorthadox and there are a couple of his fights on youtube. His real name is Jason Blocker.

    Here you can see his shitty technique in action. Stupid floating lead arm and no sense of range whatsoever. Shit guard, open jaw, shit footwork, whoever thought he was competent enough to hold his own the ring is clearly insane.

    @ 2:38 he is very lucky not to get kneed in the face. You can tell has no idea what to do in the clinch.



    Unbelieveably, there is an even worse fight of his than this but I can't fight it right now.
    Last edited by heist; 3/22/2011 9:01am, .

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  • Team Python
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    He is also connected some how with Hock Hochheim..... another winner. I wonder if he is really Jicarilla Apache as he claims to be.

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  • Hi-Tech Guru
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    Hello All,

    Sorry to resurrect a 1 1/2 year-old thread; especially in my first post to these forums. But I found this site from a Google search on "Snake Blocker". Evidently, Mr. Blocker has been in contact with my (now ex) girlfriend. Apparently they go back some years.

    In my own research (aside from his kick-boxing experience), the only legitimate instructor that Snake Blocker lists in his credentials, who I recognize, is Paul Vunak.

    So I contacted an old training partner of mine, Seth Weil, who is one of Sifu Vunak's top instructors. According to Seth, he's never heard of "Snake Blocker"; and that most likely, Mr. Blocker was certified through one of Sifu Vunak's weekend seminars. I was also informed that Sifu Vunak & his organization are no longer recognizing these "past" certifications.

    HTG

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  • Diesel_tke
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    Yeah, ask him if he was contacted and given those certs like a few others have been. Or maybe he will want to come on here some time and tell his side?

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  • Snake Plissken
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    Originally posted by Gezere View Post
    Hey guys.

    I just spent the last week and a half with Snake getting him certified MACP Lvl 1 at Bagram. (course is normally a week but is split into two weeks due to work schedules) I knew nothing about him until that class and was introduced to him. I googled him and it led me here. I've only browsed his site and talked with him a bit in class. I don't have much but I can at least say that he does due what a lot of MA instructors connected to the Military do and that is claim to be a "Military [insert system] instructor" Technically he is telling the truth. He does teach MA, mainly kickboxing, on the SF camp/compound during the week and has trained with a mix of troops that get together by Blackjack gym on the weekends. As far as skill level goes I have haven't seen his whole repertoire but he has kickboxing skill and was one of the better students in the class because he was physically fight. Grappling wise he around a intermediate BJJ white belt level. I will be working more with him when I go back to BAF next month.
    See if you can find out anything on Mike Ombergovich

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  • Lysol
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    I was sold on his legitimacy when I saw him smash that skull on Deadliest Warrior...

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  • Gezere
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    Hey guys.

    I just spent the last week and a half with Snake getting him certified MACP Lvl 1 at Bagram. (course is normally a week but is split into two weeks due to work schedules) I knew nothing about him until that class and was introduced to him. I googled him and it led me here. I've only browsed his site and talked with him a bit in class. I don't have much but I can at least say that he does due what a lot of MA instructors connected to the Military do and that is claim to be a "Military [insert system] instructor" Technically he is telling the truth. He does teach MA, mainly kickboxing, on the SF camp/compound during the week and has trained with a mix of troops that get together by Blackjack gym on the weekends. As far as skill level goes I have haven't seen his whole repertoire but he has kickboxing skill and was one of the better students in the class because he was physically fight. Grappling wise he around a intermediate BJJ white belt level. I will be working more with him when I go back to BAF next month.

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  • sempaiman
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    What's with the snake dancing...

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  • Diesel_tke
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    If you just hold onto this thread for a while it will fit into the rest of the "web" that scrapper describes. Since you are not a supporting member, you don't have access to some of the other threads. But it basically comes down to credential swapping between him and a bunch of other people. Including some people who are selling credentials.

    So in a nut shell, he has had some kickboxing experience, which makes him one of the few in the "web" who have verifiable training. However, the rest of the stuff he claims is pure bull shit.

    So don't waist your time. Or better yet, waist your time but do a thorough job of it and document every step of the way.

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