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- Jan 16, 2006
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This is one of my pet peeves.I am not naming names or organizations. However, I know of 4 men....Some in the martial arts world and others who are in the muscle and fitness business. They claim to have taught the U.S. Marine Corps. However, in truth they paid a lot of money to the Marine Corps Relief Fund to help needy Marines and Sailors aboard the Marine Corps installation, held a conference did a few technique planned photo op kind of stuff and well that was that.
Notice they always want to use Quantico for their fake staging. This is where the FBI and Marine Corps Officer Training is. So they can do photo ops in the presence of the FBI and help their cause as well.
The Marine Corps has been all in house with L.I.N.E. and M.C.M.A.P. However, in the time of the Korean and Vietnam war the Marines were learning Yudo, Tae Kwon Do, and Hapkido. Oh yeah from the Korean's themselves.
I agree with Mbuzzy here, if it comes to the military it is in house or a little help from advisors. Look at the Army's recruiting scheme. They have more or less adopted BJJ as their choice of fighting in combat gear. Then when they show the tournament on Spike Tv, they wear shorts and shoes.....not full battle attire and fight like MMA cage fighters.
I only really have this to say, "I am a brown belt in hapkido. I have been training in hapkido in some way shape or form since 1984 when I went to my first formal class." I would almost bet I am one of the longest practitioners of hapkido not to hold a dan ranking." That is ok, I know my technique to a fault and that is what it is all about.
Yeah, he can say that he trained the military/copy personally!Can I have my Username Changed to "Zombie Grandmaster Super Soke Level 9" please?
If A guy takes a home study course, and was in the military/cop, then he can say he has trained the Military/cop right?
I've had students and classmates that were state and local police. I've trained myself off and on and I've trained with Morph4me... both of us are former Marines. So, I could spout all the "I've trained the police and the military"... so long as I didn't try to look at myself in the mirror when I shaved.
Even more specifically -- did you instruct at the academy as part of the regular programs, either in-service or recruit?Funny how that happens.
I too could say that I trained the Marine Corps Judo team. In all actuallity all I did was train with my pals during extra conditioning so they could climb the rope, wall board, pullup ect. easier.
I was the motivator of sorts. Motivator and trainer are totally different things. I am a Judo instructor now, folks pay for me to instruct them in Judo.
I always tried to help people have better workouts by cheering them on. Jeff and Morph4me could tell you that sort of activity was common practice in the Marines. Cheering on your brother when they need it is a sure fire way to help them and the unit to be more combat effective.
When I train or cross train with others there is no instructor. Gee I have some friends that are cops so I wander if I am qualified to instruct at the St. L Police Academy. Maybe, however the important question is "Did I instruct the cops at the academy?" That is a no.