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  • This iaido master wins grand champion.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kbw4k...re=recommended

    They also have a kendo program: http://www.tongleong.com/data/pictur..._pictures.html

  • #2
    wow.........the iaido.............good god..........those poor students

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    • #3
      I know I'm suposed to work but I can't help myself (I'm doomed, I know).

      This dude has his own wiki page
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_Agrella

      take a good look at his "martial rankings" and enjoy the BS

      This guy is the ultimate sokey dokey, including a kendo "black belt", loads of grand master titles, 10th dans and a membership of some Hall of Fame.
      Last edited by Mr. T.; 13th March 2009, 10:38 PM. Reason: I love Wikipedia, it's soooo acurate (sarcasm)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mr. T. View Post
        I know I'm suposed to work but I can't help myself (I'm doomed, I know).

        This dude has his own wiki page
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_Agrella

        take a good look at his "martial rankings" and enjoy the BS

        This guy is the ultimate sokey dokey, including a kendo "black belt", loads of grand master titles, 10th dans and a membership of some Hall of Fame.
        Wow... he's got a "black belt" in Kendo... AND he's the founder and chairman of the American Kendo Association... wonder if it's similar to the American Taekwondo Association?

        Time to find out if the supposed awards are legit...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mr. T. View Post
          I know I'm suposed to work but I can't help myself (I'm doomed, I know).

          This dude has his own wiki page
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_Agrella

          take a good look at his "martial rankings" and enjoy the BS

          This guy is the ultimate sokey dokey, including a kendo "black belt", loads of grand master titles, 10th dans and a membership of some Hall of Fame.
          Wot! No iaido black belt?

          Is this Manuel "One Leg" Agrella? Doing tameshigiri with his left leg forwards at the cut is asking for an accident of the cutting leg off variety.

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          • #6
            amoeba self defence? Not heard of that one...

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            • #7
              WTF?!!

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0u-Vf1_bi0&NR=1

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              • #8
                Wow!

                Originally posted by bobdonny View Post
                Someone here has too much time off. What the hell was this then?

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                • #9
                  Hmm, this guy holds approximately 86 dans all by himself... I am not saying that he has achieved none of these, but come on. No-one has the time to achieve 10th dan in 6 styles in one life time. He would need 6 lifetimes to do it.

                  It may be a case of Jack of all trades, master of none (though if we go by what Wikipedia says, he is grand master in several)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bobdonny View Post
                    thats a real laugh out loud moment, my beloved, who is totally non martial atrs anything took one look and uttered what a tw*t!

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                    • #11
                      though going from wiki which states "Kendo: Black Belt", everyone wearing a black obi qualifies for that :P

                      Originally posted by bobdonny View Post
                      hehehe, that's just hilarious, especially the serious look on his face

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                      • #12
                        http://www.tongleong.com/data/dojo/i...structors.html
                        Ya bet none of your sensei could ever touch this.They are so badass they have their own unique chinese? names. Apparently one of them trained police officers in Virginia.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by zev View Post
                          http://www.tongleong.com/data/dojo/i...structors.html
                          Ya bet none of your sensei could ever touch this.They are so badass they have their own unique chinese? names. Apparently one of them trained police officers in Virginia.
                          Oh, but shock and amazement... Dr. keith r. SANTAGATA (Ping Chi) claims to have been inducted into The World Martial Arts Hall of Fame, yet it appears they've never heard of him. Yes, I did search for both of his names. Perhaps a better person than I would be able to find him listed there

                          As far as Soke Dai Bruce A Harvey (kuo tz-i), I love these two lines:
                          3rd Degree Black Belt in IAIDO - we're back to wearing belts for rank in JSA, are we, lads?
                          Senior Instructor in IAIDO - "Senior Instructor" at "3rd Degree Black Belt," huh?

                          Once again I must ask: Why can't people just list their ACTUAL accomplishments, and be happy with them?

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                          • #14
                            From the site:
                            Master Kuo T'ai (Alexander Ferguson) began training with GrandMaster Agrella over 26 years ago in Tzee Wai Kuen, and kendo. Mr. Ferguson is currently ranked as a 5th Dan (Master's rank) in both Kendo, and also Tzee Wai Kuen. In addition, Mr. Ferguson has been training in IAIDO and was the 1st student to be taught, and perform Tamishigiri (live blade cutting of tatami mats) by Grand Master Agrella. Mr. Ferguson spent almost a month in Japan living in the house of a Samuri family, and was honored to have a personal visit by a japans living treasures who is well kwown for his katanas
                            Forget the Chinese names, learn to spell in English!!

                            And what is a Samuri? Someone form Samur?

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                            • #15
                              But wait there's more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo3PvQp23uk

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