Please forgive me for making my very first post so long. In reviewing the past threads on Frank Dux and Bloodsport I became very disenchanted, as I thought what a "Ninutsu Frank Dux" but then I met Frank Dux, at a seminar. After questioning him about te controversy he politely referred me to some truly credible sources where it became very apparent to me the members whose wisdom I had deferred to are either ill informed or like me, are being mislead. Frank Dux bona fides became verifiable when he attempted to have his day in court and confront his accusers and the false allegations against him; those same allegations and sources being referred to and repeated in the threads, I had reviewed prior to my meeting him. In cases of libel and slander, it is incumbent upon the plaintiff, Frank Dux, to prove first and foremost to the court that the allegations made against him were entirely false - which included his proving he is a Kumite champion (as documented by Black belt magazine, Nov. 1980; in fight footage he presented to LA Times editorial staff but the editor and reporter John Johnson refused to view the videos as this killed Johnson's slant on the story; Ed Parker, the founder of American Karate, amongst other Martial Art authorities vouched for the existence of the Kumite and Dux winning it to John Johnson of LA Times whom, it turns out responded by concealing these facts from the reader. Instead, the reporter purposefully juxtaposed statements within his article to render an entirely new meaning. His tone in his article is so venomous he resorts to subliminal and manipulative writing devices of leading the reader and engages in hateful name calling, absent any semblance of journalistic objectivity. Included in the Dux v SOF case exhibits (available through PACER) were Dux authentic Department of Defense Duty Discharge (DD 214) papers that establish Frank Dux is trained and served in defense of his country, as an intelligence specialist. This is contrary to what was reported by SOF and John Johnson, who claims to have reviewed the same military documents, under FOIA. The majority of actual verifiable facts regarding Frank Dux appeared with his having sued Soldier of Fortune magazine for libel and slander, who promoted the controversy. FYI - Robert K. Brown who owns SOF had also created at this time another controversy by having portrayed the founder of SEAL Team Six, the secret US anti-terror unit, Dick Marchinko, a fraud, as well. The evidence Dux attorney, Steven Kramer, presented, revealed that Brown used his magazine and the appearance of journalistic objectivity to financial benefit himself as he was competing with Dux and Marchinko to get his SOF TV series project green-lighted with Jerry Brucheimer, over their competing film projects. All the while hiding behind Times v. Sullivan the case law that allows tabloid journalism to exist, as it allows unethical journalists, like John Johnson I believe to be to make false and misleading statements without fear of being sued. In the Dux v Van Damme case, Dux finally had the opportunity to expose the so called smoking gun evidence and allegations being leveled against Dux by LA Times Reporter John Johnson, with Johnson representing that Dux had bought his trophy. The receipt was removed by the court as evidence when it became revealed on its face to be fabricated by the reporter, John Johnson, and that the only sources of John Johnson and SOF and other detractors all stem from Frank Dux business competitors or disgruntled ex-students expelled from his system, like David Richardson, believed by many of Dux students I conferred with to be hiding behind the name, B.C. Busman. Responsible for originating and manufacturing many of the misleading and libelous statements regarding Dux.