Chris Van Valkenburg: Exposed!

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  1. Mikey Triangles

    Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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    A few members of ATT in Florida went down to Chris Van Valkenburgs gym "Impact House" today to get an idea of what his level was and see if he had any evidence to back his claims. Here's what they had to say on another forum:



    and better yet:



    so apparently he is going to drop the claim. I hope his students wise up and train somewhere else. I mean the guy is teaching submission from inside the guard for christ's sake



    links:

    Impact House & Chris Van Valkenburg - BJJ Blackbelt? - No BS Martial Arts

    BJJ Police needed. Chris Van Valkenburg bb?

    Renzo Gracie - Re:Chris Van Valkenburg????? BJJ BB?????? - Renzo Gracie Forums
     
  2. Mikey Triangles

    Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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    personally I don't think he has any real training, and probably learned mostly from DVD's and lied about being a black belt and a pro-fighter. then some idiot with money heard his lies, and asked him if he wanted to open a gym with him, and he thought why not. who's gonna know the difference check my credentials, lol
     
  3. TacWar

    TacWar Green Belt

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    great investigative job guys, way to keep the sport honest... I get sick of ppl trying to exploit the sport.
     
  4. Defy

    Defy Unforgiven

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    big surprise at the diagnosis of the gym hehe.
     
  5. Cojofl

    Cojofl Brown Belt

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    ATT? didn't they have some sort of dodgy mcdojo affiliate thing a while back?
     
  6. Defy

    Defy Unforgiven

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    big gasp
     
  7. Dedicado

    Dedicado Machetero

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    American Top Team is one of the premier camps in the world. I hope this was sarcasm.
     
  8. grdstorm11

    grdstorm11 Blue Belt

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    this is true. Although ATT is more than legit, their affiliate program is complete McDojo B.S.ery
     
  9. Systemanoob**

    Systemanoob** Banned Banned

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    Absolutely. I cringed when they kept on saying he might be a catch wrestler though. In fact the entire article seemed to have a underlaying theme of bashing catch wrestling.
     
  10. sdbb

    sdbb Red Belt

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    Never heard of this guy. Did he claim to be a BJJ expert or something?
     
  11. rkobo719

    rkobo719 Orange Belt

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    He said he was a BB under a Renzo BB.
     
  12. 350 lbs fist

    350 lbs fist Black Belt

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    So, maybe this Anderson fellow should be up for scrutiny?
     
  13. Cojofl

    Cojofl Brown Belt

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    If he actually exists
     
  14. txfighter13

    txfighter13 Purple Belt

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    Good work team!
     
  15. Samurai Jack

    Samurai Jack faixa roxa

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    BJJ police FTW!
     
  16. NJCarder

    NJCarder Blue Belt

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    Lets hope everyone can continue exposing these phony blackbelts. Sadly at some point there will be too many to expose. Having all of these Gracie Affiliates and affiliates of affiliates is only going to make BJJ turn TMA.
     
  17. BlastBeats

    BlastBeats Cogito Ergo Dubito

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    Luckily competition will weed out some of the frauds. If you're a legit black belt you should have/should still be competing in at least some major competitions (Mundials, ADCC, NAGA, something).
     
  18. 350 lbs fist

    350 lbs fist Black Belt

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    Or have students who do well in competition.

    Not all black belts do competitions.
     
  19. Ninjelaphant

    Ninjelaphant Blue Belt

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    WTF? I dont believe that....

    Proof?
     
  20. Defy

    Defy Unforgiven

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    bjj turning tma =(
     

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