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    Default Roger Siggs Menkyo Kaiden Daito Ryu?

    Hi All,

    I am requesting information on a Roger Siggs who presently claims to be a Menkyo Kaiden of the Daito Ryu. Is this in fact the case?

    Thanks

    Brian Stokes

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    There is only a few people on the planet that he could have gotten it from.
    Who does he say awarded it?

    Don Engle
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    Default google first ask questions later

    http://web.gccaz.edu/~rsiggs/about.htm

    About Me
    Roger is a sinister and heavily armed globalist illuminati who seeks to infect the entire world with the values of personal liberty and several property. Amongst his many crimes is a sense of humour and the intermittent use of British spelling.

    He also belongs to varied groups made up of social individualists, libertarians, extropians, futurists, 'Porcupines', Karl Popper fetishists, recovering neo-conservatives, crazed Ayn Rand worshipers, over-caffeinated Virginia Postrel devotees, witty Frédéric Bastiat wannabes, cypherpunks, minarchists, kritarchists and wild-eyed anarcho-capitalists from Britain, North America, Australia and Europe.

    Seriously however, my primary 'day job' is that of a Systems Administrator for Glendale Community College. I work for a department called the Innovation Centre. Our 'mission statement' is to assist members of the college community in finding, developing and implementing effective educational applications of technology. What does that actually mean? In my case it means I spend a lot of time researching and learning how to better apply student and faculty time through technology. My primary responsibility is the development and maintenance of the Instructional Palette, an integrated academic learning environment for student and faculty to use both on and off campus. Students and Staff have access to shared workspaces, discussion groups, email, software, storage space and additional items based upon their course registration and needs. I'm also an adjunct faculty member in the Physical Education Department, where I teach fencing and martial arts classes.

    During the 'rest of my day' I'm one of the Rectors (group leader and instructor) of the Phoenix branch of the Tattershall School of Defence and a fencing/martial arts instructor here at Glendale Community College, offering instruction in the Italian schools of swordplay as well as Unarmed Combat and German Swordplay.

    I have been training in the martial arts for over 25 years, and been awarded black belts or instructor status in several Eastern martial arts. Most notably I received a Menkyo Kaiden license (license of full transmission) for the instruction of Daito-ryu Aiki-Jujutsu, for which I'm both incredibly honoured, and more than a bit apprehensive about, and I've recently received my 1st dan in Judo.

    The majority of my current research and training is focused on the Western Arts and the development of the 'Joining Cultures and Methods Way', combining Asian and Western martial arts into an integrated system of self-defence and combative theory. To this end, I have focused on the Close Combat dagger and grappling methods, and the Italian fighting arts, in addition to my studies in Asian Martial Arts. My formal training in the Arte of Defense and Western Martial arts began approximately 11 years ago, and had focused primarily on Italian 16th-17th century Rapier technique. I am a former member of the Society of American Fight Directors, and bring a broad base of teaching experience in the fields of combative application, research and historical interpretation in addition to my martial arts background.

    In addition to the coursework and classes here in Phoenix, Arizona, I teach at a number of events across the United States throughout the year. Please contact me (roger.siggs@gcmail.maricopa.edu) for more information or if you have any questions.

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    Default Thought I'd add this one...

    http://www.aclockworkmango.com/about/

    "Roger Siggs is nothing more than a pseudonym for a cabal of evolutionary thinkers bent on wresting control of the world away from those least prepared to have it- and then auction it off on eBay."...

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    Default more google fu

    http://web.gccaz.edu/~rsiggs/links.htm

    quote>>>

    "The Daibukan is the organisation founded by Shihan Ohgami, my instructor. Although I am no longer affiliated with the Daibukan, it remains the best place to receive training in Daitoryu."

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    Default Is Mr. Gablehouse around?

    As he is listed as a shibu contact for the Daibukan here in the 'States, he could probably put this to bed one way or another.

    Be well,
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    Question Ohgami's Menkyo Kaiden?

    Did anyone see a mention of Ohgami receiving a Menkyo Kaiden from his teacher, Takuma Hisa? On the Daibukan website, Hisa is described as having received a Menkyo Kaiden but Ohgami is not. I though only a Sensei with a Menkyo Kaiden can award a Menkyo Kaiden. Am I wrong about this? Am I missing something on the Daibukan website? If not, this would be a good question for Mr. Siggs.
    James Huss

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    Ohgami Sensei answers emails sent to his site.

    I tried contacting Mr Gabelhouse about Ohgami Sensei's book, and got no response, bounce backs if I remember correctly.
    bryan white

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    Default Ohgami Sensei

    Although he is a fantastic teacher, as far as I know he did not receive Menkyo Kaiden.

    I did email his dojo using the email address on the web site. Hopefully someone will get back with an answer.
    don engle

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    Default I heard back from Ohgami Sensei

    He never met Roger Siggs.

    I chose not to publish the email reply that he sent to me. But that is the gist of it.
    don engle

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    Default siggs web site is disabled

    http://web.gccaz.edu/~rsiggs/links.htm

    Since my last post this web site appears to have been disabled.
    Perhaps it's being updated.
    don engle

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    Good work, Don. I guess that answers Brian's question.
    James Huss

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    Default I have heard ...

    I have heard from Mr. Siggs. He has withdrawn all claims to a Menkyo Kaiden of the Daito Ryu.

    Brian Stokes

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    A man's questionable credentials clarified on e-budo in 13 posts, without insults or mudslinging. Good job everyone.
    Jose Navarro

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    Do I hear "We Are the Champions" playing in the background?
    James Huss

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