He comes across as knowledgable to the average layman.I encourage all to do their research into this fraud.
He has had numerous affiliations that have been determined to be bogus or untrue. He is the laughing stock of the BJJ comunity. Some notable traits are: not rolling(sparring) w/ students,
self promotion (to brown belt 3 x by,marco alvan,Relson Gracie (over the phone?), and then michal jen) the first 2 were determined to be bogus, he then went from a no stripe brown to a black belt by Marcelo "Nigue" Sandes whom he hadn't even seen for years. He is what we call a belt shopper.
Most of his credentials are from organizations that he heads up or that don't know any better. What most people don't know is that the military self defense courses are just the basics of real Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu.
He exploits lack of this knowledge.So if someone is a marine and says he is "a great teacher", the general public assumes the Marine is credible because they don't know that anyone w/ 1-2 yrs in BJJ could teach the same things.
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