My Mentor Says… ( Bullshido.com)
“Let me give you a good example of why I do not like cults or sects in the martial arts” -pg 60
“To be bound by traditional martial art style or styles is the way of
the mindless, enslaved martial artist, but to be inspired by the
traditional martial art and to achieve further heights is the way of
genius” -pg 61
“The trouble is that circumstances must dictate what you must do. But
too many people are looking at ‘what is’ from a position of thinking
‘what should be’. “-pg 63
“Method, which in it’s very substance is ignorance, encloses it within a
vicious circle. We should break such circles not by seeking knowledge,
but by discovering the cause of ignorance.” -pg 390
Jungar: From what sect do you come?
Cord: From myself
Jungar: What is your acknowledged style of fighting?
Cord: My style. -pg 327
“So I hope my fellow martial artists would open up and be transparently
real, and I wish them well in their own process of finding their cause.
Excerpts from Bruce Lee-Jeet Kune Do: Bruce Lee’s commentary on the martial way
“Walk on.” pg 392
“Walk on home boy!!!”
-Pantera – from the album “Vulgar Display of Power.
No one said you DIDN’T train with Mestre
Pele, or that you don’t know Jay Flowers. What we have issue with is
your presentation. None of the law-enforcement agencies you referenced
have any record of you as an instructor. You probably unofficially
worked with these people. I used to train with two marines…that
doesn’t mean that I can say, “I train the US marines.”
The truth is, (by your own admission) you have less training than the
average 12-year-old TKD black belt. You can obviously kick high, and
you obviously have a very high opinion of your own skills and your
personal intellectual development. What you have failed to do is
convince a group of individuals knowledgable of the subject you profess
to be expert in that you are in fact anything more than a
garden-variety dilletante in that regard. I have asked politely for you
to clarify exactly what it is that makes you a grandmaster. Your
response has been bad poetry, pathos-laden allegory, and unverifiable
You display many of the classic traits of a martial arts romantic who
wants the skills without the work. Have you won any competitions? Hold
any titles? Defeated hordes of ninja? What have you really done?
Fighting your drunk father, while an inspiring story, doesn’t exactly
mean anything. I was bouncer, and I have fought with dozens of drunk
people. They are easy to control and victory is a relatively simple
thing if you know what you are doing. The fact that you list this as an
accomplishment is indicative of your lack of knowledge on the subject.
I suggest you attend the next throwdown in your area, and allow us to
see if you are as good as you claim to be. You may be an extremely
competent fighter, and if you are you deserve respect as such. But you
sound like a teenager with a Bruce Lee hard-on eveery time you speak.
If I am wrong, than it should be a simple thing for you to prove it.