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  1. Hong Kong Pooey

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    Is it possible she's trained at your place in the last few months without actually representing it in competition? Or that she's referring to another organisation with the same initials?
     
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    A stretch mate.
     
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    The poor kid. Oh, well.
     
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    There is only one CMAC in the Warrington area so that rules out the possibility of confusion there. The only person we can think of that has started recently is a guy who came into the centre a few times who seemed a bit odd. He told people he had trained before when it was apparent to all that he had no idea what he was doing. But as I said that was a guy.
    Other than a couple of younger girls who train on a regular basis in the junior class there aren't really any girls here that I don't know.
     
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    So, the two possibilities here are that this is either someone living out a fantasy or a dirty underground organization is involved. Hopefully it's the former.
     
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    Yeah, but there is no benchmark here
     
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    Could be the former like suggested, could just be a fantasy, and in this circumstances nces if arkham's razor is correct the simplest answer is someone's fantasy (considering this is online) you can't believe everything thing you read. Considering someone could write something seemingly persuasive even if lying.
     
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    It is pretty messed up. Why anybody would make such a claim is strange, especially if you cannot back it up.
     
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    Not sure about the why, but fake "I am going to a tournament" followed by "Guess what I won!" threads are not that uncommon on MA forums.
     
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    Well the follow up is is there a market for dirty underground street fights. Here there isn't. You would get a legit mma pretty easily.
     
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    I don't think there is tbh but I doubt I'd know if there was! MMA here is unregulated and there's a lot of small shows with cheap enough tickets. Lots of local fighters are on them so maybe there's not much call for the 'underground' fighting. I can't see any Muay Thai fights being 'underground' ones either but again we don't do the 'proper' MT, only for MMA, our fighters went to Fairtex in Thailand for that anyway so I don't know much about 'proper' MT here. I've been to a couple of MT fight nights in Darlington which are always good, it's in a ring and seems properly and well done. I enjoy watching the fights. The music takes a bit of getting used to though. There's often K1 kick boxing in a cage in the UK but never MT rules.
     
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    That I find very intriguing. No elbows?
     
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    When I've seen kick boxing in the cage it tends to be rules that the coaches and fighters agree to, sometimes elbows but often not. Again because it's being run by the MMA promoters there's no organisation involved so you can do what you want really. They call it K1 rules, sometimes it called shiny pants style, sometimes just kickboxing. Just as long as there's a match people tend not to be fussy! It's never a bloodbath though.
     
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    Mmm. Pretty shocking that the Brit crowd does admire technique. Shiny pants style, really. That is plain wrong LOL
     
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    yep shiny pants where they wear the long shiny satin trousers..
     
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    I thought Donna personally knew a few people on this board....can anyone vouch for her?

    She has been very silent as well....not her normal M.O.
     
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    I will vouch for CMAC though, the gym has a very good rep as do the instructors.
     
  18. Tony Dismukes

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    Maybe I missed it, but I read most of the posts on this forum and I don't remember anyone saying they knew her.

    I do remember multiple occasions where she made claims which seemed rather odd, but then changed her tune somewhat after being corrected or questioned on them.

    I also remember her talking about finding a local Muay Boran instructor that she wanted to check out - then ordering a book or video on the subject - then she started talking authoritatively about the art even though she never mentioned actually signing up and taking classes .

    In this thread she started getting rather defensive when folks asked questions about the parts of her story that didn't make sense.

    Then after CMAC showed up to say that she doesn't actually train at CMA, she stopped posting.

    I'm not thinking this looks good for her credibility.
     
  19. Hong Kong Pooey

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    Yep, it's all most strange.

    I guess we'll have to wait and see if she turns up again with a credible explanation, and if not draw the obvious conclusion...
     
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    Yeah, I hope she gets back on to confirm she is ok. And secondly to either set us all straight, or come clean and move on to real training.123
     
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