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Old August 3, 2002, 12:49 PM   #1
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Anyone ever BUY the dirty tricks course?

Have seen ads in a friend's knife mag collection. Some guy from Visalia or Modesto in California who states (in 2 page ads) that he teaches how to beat ANY fighting discipline with a few sudden moves.

Hype or fact?
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Old August 3, 2002, 08:28 PM   #2
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Obviously hype....

How else would he sell any?

"There's a sucker born every minute."
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Old August 5, 2002, 11:35 AM   #3
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Yeah...I´ve seen it. The name is Tom Proctor. He is supposed to have a system that works even for teenage girls in order to knockdown a 300 pound Kick-boxer with just a few movements learned overnight, even if you have no previous skills.

Fantasy, perhaps.....

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Old August 5, 2002, 02:41 PM   #4
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Dirty tricks eh

How about some well directed pistol/rifle/shotgun fire?
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Old August 5, 2002, 09:22 PM   #5
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Rule to remember those types of self defense advertisements are like the ones for wieght loss pills. They promise quick results but in the end give you nothing.

Also, nothing makes you Superman no matter what they promise.
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Old August 6, 2002, 02:04 AM   #6
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Sounds like TRS Publications--I believe that's the acronym. The two page "super-secret destroy any foe" ad is their trademark.

The thing is, they make even good teachers with good instructional videos sound like charlatans with their hype. I know several guys who did tapes with TRS, and they had no input into the ads or the production. Their own fault for being careless.

Quality of the material presented in these videos ranges from suicidal to actually quite good. It all depends on the presenter.
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Old August 6, 2002, 05:09 PM   #7
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If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

If self-defense could be bottled everyone would have it.

False confidence is worse than no confidence at all.

If you train hard, you will be hard to beat.

You do not become a champion by training with a champion. You become a champion by training LIKE a champion.

The only reason more people aren't going to hell in a handbasket is because there is a shortage of handbaskets.

(okay that last one was just cause I like it)
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Old August 6, 2002, 07:27 PM   #8
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"...he teaches how to beat ANY fighting discipline with a few sudden moves."

Ah, but what if the other guy also watched the tapes ?
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Old August 7, 2002, 11:05 AM   #9
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very good question....

it would be like a draw or something......it all depends on how many times you have watched the tapes.....
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Old August 8, 2002, 06:51 PM   #10
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The only reason more people aren't going to hell in a handbasket is because there is a shortage of handbaskets.

(okay that last one was just cause I like it)




Yer a smart alek, kungfool! I like that about you!


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Old August 9, 2002, 12:40 AM   #11
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An unexpected CCW is the best "dirty trick" you could pull on a would be atacker.
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Old August 9, 2002, 11:55 AM   #12
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Of course I've seen those ads.......imagine if an entire class fought each other....there'd be no one left!.........*g*
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