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Mark Turner - BJJ

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Corey Kuropas, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. Stoic1 Weapons are my religion

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    It's time to let it go.

    Allow yourself to be free.

    You will be happier.
     
  2. Rebelfett The last likebender Staff Member Forum Moderator

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    Apparently in the Mark Turner bjj group chat it was made known that if you want to move up and be promoted or get better in competition you need to show up to the lone class that Mark Turner teaches. He'll teach you fron the demian maia approved curriculum and the way that has made him so successful throughout his career. And to keep alert because there are "pop up" classes on the horizion

    Wtf? Youre going to teach your students how to move from divisions so they dont actually have to earn their medals?

    Are you the only instructor in your academy that teaches from said curriculum considering you have 4 other black belts, that you awarded, on your staff?

    What the hell is a pop up class? Are you just going to show up and take over a persons class? Will you still pay that instructor for the class?

    Is the demand for students to attend your class because you average 2 to 3 and while the other teachers are getting more than double that?
     
  3. Rebelfett The last likebender Staff Member Forum Moderator

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    You're probably right. Except im actually a pretty happy guy.
     
  4. Stoic1 Weapons are my religion

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    No.

    You are full of anger.

    Let it go. Let this thread go. Let Mark go.
     
  5. Rebelfett The last likebender Staff Member Forum Moderator

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    Yes.
    I will let this thread go. Ive let Mark go. I feel pity for him because he doesn't realize how he's made a mockery of himself. But youre right, he'll maybe see this one day and he knows who i am but i doubt ill hear from him. So take care. Im back to being my happy self.
     
  6. zeli_papa Blue Belt

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    You might be 100% right about this Mark Turner guy but come on man , you sound like some crazy ex girlfriend. Bjj clubs are just like any other businesses, some are great and run professionally, some are shit and run by bunch of arseholes. Best thing to vote with your feet, rather than wasting time writing essays on the forum.
     
  7. tekkenfan Banned Banned

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    at least hes under maia lol i think there is only 2 places n usa who are affiliated with him id loveeeee to be able tot rain just a day with him to pick his brain on certain things
     
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    well now bjj is eveyrwhere so it isnt 2008 anymore where ud have to trian there or dont train at all which is great thats the good thing about it if hes a shithead then he willl go out of business when enough students leave
     
  9. colby25 Brown Belt

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    Sounds like a legit blackbelt you just don't like how he teaches/does business/ or him in general.

    Bjj/grappling is prettt big now just go to a different school. Different strokes for different folks. You're going to meet people in all different walks of life that you don't get along with or agree with how they do things.

    Just accept it and move on. He might not like you and things that he doesn't agree with that you're doing. So what? Shake hands and move on.

    Like stoic mentioned no sense in dwelling on it and letting it ruin something you enjoy....take care and best of luck
     
  10. Rebelfett The last likebender Staff Member Forum Moderator

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    I actually had no plans on returning here until i was quoted:
    Actually he has 5. 2 in California, 1 in Massachusetts, 1 in Miami, and Mark Turners academy. Id suggest the 2 in california, ive heard nothing but good things from people i know who have visited those academies.
    Thats probably true, except the students dont stay for him, the largest classes are due to his staff whom are some of the best instructors in the area.
    Hes 100% a legit black belt hes just a dick that is lying to his students about how he is a "world class" competitor.
    And @Stoic1 is probably right. But hey, Mark Turner will have brand spanking new Fuji gear this wekend when he shows up to get his participation medal in LA. only time youll see him in his natural weight.....when the bracket is empty. Bravo.
     
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  11. Da Speeit Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    Rafael Domingoes, arguably Maia’s best black belt coaches at our team. One of the most caring, dedicated people you’ll ever meet. Sounds nothing like this bum
     
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    Im willing to bet that the only similarities they share is how they play half guard
     
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    So, Mark Turner, you flew to the L.A. Pro to get your participation medal and then to not compete in the open even though youve said on the graplling central podcast that you want the big boys to prove how your jiu jitsu works? Though, congrats on competing at your natural weight for the first time in lord knows how long, albeit an empty division. Points for trying? Then you doop your students into thinking your ranking is valid because you dont give them the full story? Absolute embarassment of Demian Maia and Wagner Mota. Strutting around rhe arena with your gi on for no reason. What a joke.
     
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  14. Nnedd Centaur Booty Belt

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    Ok, I love this thread

    Let it out, man, I know it feels good


    This can only get better if Mark Turner shows up. Fuck that would be sweet
     
  15. Forceof1 Blue Belt

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    Part of me wants to message him on Facebook and ask what his IBJJF record is? Just out of morbid curiosity? Is there a way to determine that easily?
     
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    Honestly it felt good when i left. This is more about when people google his name, this thread is in the results and theyll get an honest account of him before making a mistake and believing him. He wont show up itll hurt his ego too much.
    Yes. Go to the ibjjf website. Click on results and view the brackets for yourself.
     
  17. Ride-Fly White Belt

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    Yea, I’m digging this thread too. Thanks for outing this guy. Hope he faces the music someday.
     
  18. yetanother Black Belt

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    OP claims he showed up already.
     
  19. DarthPenguin Yellow Belt

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    One question that comes to mind, you said that the academy has really good instructors other than him. You also mention that you’re concerned that it impacts upon demian maias reputation. Wouldn’t the simplest thing be to reach out to Maia with all this stuff instead?
     
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    Marks behavior towards people has been brought to his attention once, years ago. But not his comp antics. Demain just brushed it off by saying "mark is my friend, hes fine". One of my goals is for a high ranking black belt that demain respects to show this to him so he can see the type of guy that he has representing him.
     

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