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  1. #11

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Judo, Kendo, Iaido
    [QUOTE= He's supposed to be one of only 2 judans in Judo in the world.


    I am afraid O sensei (He is not frigging Irish!!) may have awarded himself that Judan. His USMA is known to be, shall we say, keen to give people rank. I have received several invites to be nominated as a Hall of Fame member, as long as I shell out a cool $500. All from being on the same e-mail list......

    IJF promoted Anton Geesink and Charles Palmer to Judan a few years ago, and I think Geesink might be the only living Judan (officially recognized from IJF or Kodokan). However, I would be happy to be corrected.

    However dodgy Porters ranking may be, I have only heard good things about his skill, and would take the opportunity to train with him if I could.

    Last edited by gabro; 7/23/2005 3:35pm at .

  2. #12

    Join Date
    May 2011
    West Coast
    Chinese Boxing
    LOL......and they wonder why I seperated myself from a guy who got his 6th degreee for such an association.

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by omega
    .......Besides this point....Keith....You've been a member here for nearly 3 years, I can't believe you only have 87 posts!!!! :dontknow:

    Yeah, sorry about that. I like to lurk and I only post if I feel I've got something worthwhile to say. I like reading the argument threads, but I just don't have the patience to participate. Hope that's cool. Now, back to lurking. :hiding:

  4. #14
    Failed Student's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    In front of my computer
    My Own Do
    I know this is many years after the last post here but I did quite a bit of searching the threads to find anything on Philip Porter. I don't even know if he is still alive...

    Many years ago he held a seminar in my fair state of Vermont. Yes, I learned some techniques which is all well and good, but...

    during his lecture he suddenly went off on a tangent and had an outburst about "all the unborn babies being killed".. I don't know wtf that has to do with martial arts, and I was quite surprised by this.

    He also was shilling a lot of trinkets after the seminar -- patches, pins, and name your rank certificates for a price.

    That is alll I can tell you...I'll let you be the judge.

  5. #15

    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Mixed, Hybrid.
    Porter awarded Carter Hargrave with Hall of Fame credentials...

    'nuff said.
    Last edited by frogninja; 5/13/2011 12:25am at .

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