This was 10 years ago or so. However, as time passed, it found the use of criminal activities to be a convenient means to an end for many of its operations. It also pressured Japanese politicians to adopt a strong foreign policy. Many people suggest that he was crazy by the time the end came. Unintentional, cringe-inducing, comedy gold. Considering that the Black Dragon Fighting Society was one of the first true martial arts rank circle-jerks, it’s no surprise that most of this is being played out among participants in the whole martial arts hall of fame rank circle-jerk community led by the likes of mega-frauds like Frank Dux and Ashida Kim. Now, I’m not going to get too much into their claims since they have no claim beyond the fact that they saw an opportunity to exploit Aguiar’s death and they took it. Onisaburo led a group of Oomoto disciples, including Aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba. There is actually a whole “community” of people who behave as if the BDFS is some sort of credible martial arts organization. is a Louisiana Limited-Liability Company filed on May 29, 2013. These contacts in Central Asia were maintained through World War II. Yeah I drink juice when I'm killing cause it's fucking delicious Hanging in the party down with Tommy Chong. Some of them behave like a cult and are so caught up in conspiracy theories and similar nonsense they can’t even tell when someone is trying to support their side of the debate. [3] African-Americans liked the symbolism of the black dragon fighting against the American eagle and British lion.[4]. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. The Black Dragon Fighting Society exists as a congress and confederation of martial artists for the purpose of preserving, practicing and promoting the martial arts. Keehan/Dante died unexpectedly and young, and like many people who die unexpectedly and young, he didn’t plan for it. ( Log Out /  While there are second and third-hand accounts of all this and anecdotal “evidence” regarding Keehan/Dante’s intentions, that is simply not good enough when it comes to applicable law. One accurate version. But people still put this guy on a pedestal. The company's filing status is listed as Active and its File Number is 41188758K. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Curiously, in all the ongoing arguments regarding who had or has the rights to his legacy, they always seem to forget about her…. A casual glance at the online member list of their group reveals a veritable who’s who of martial arts fakes and frauds who — lacking reputations of their own — seek to bolster themselves by attaching themselves to anything with name recognition, even if that name recognition comes from a comic book, it seems. In 1970, Keehan/Dante unintentionally reached the apex of his fame when he took some students to “dojo storm” a rival school (the Green Dragon Society’s Black Cobra Hall) where one of his students — Jim Koncevic — was killed by one of the Green Dragons, stabbed to death with a Chinese sword. When they do keel over unexpectedly, there’s always a grab for money and power, controversy, drama, politics, and the result is usually splinter groups and schisms. It comes in the Mad Gear and The Missile Kid EP. Weekly shows breakdown the latest fights, stories, and news throughout the entire mma and combat sports landscape. The Black Dragon Fighting Society Interview With The Punisher: Shihan Ron Collins Talks About The Struggle, The Bujinkan, & His Life As A Martial Artist. [4], On March 27, 1942, FBI agents arrested members of the Black Dragon Society in the San Joaquin Valley, California. I know its bullshit but it certainly is amusing. This is interesting in that it doesn’t look like Aguiar ever took appropriate step to legally establish and affirm that he had those rights in the first place. Now, it’s pretty likely (I’d bet my house on it) that Keehan/Dante’s “legacy” (the mail order business, the Black Dragon Fighting Society, the World Karate Federation, World’s Deadliest Fighting Secrets, the Dan-Te fighting system, and his “archives” and other intellectual properties) all really belonged to Christa as part of the estate, but that she either didn’t care about it, didn’t realize its value, or was convinced that it all had lost its value when the “great man” had died. No amount of wishing will ever make it otherwise, and if you truly believe it to be anything more than an ad in a comic book designed to extract money from foolish children you are a moron. Print Advertising (1970-1979) ... Black Label Society Dragon Worldwide SDMF Black T Shirt New Official BLS Zakk. Day and Miskel barely knew Keehan/Dante at all and neither were black belts/instructors directly under Keehan/Dante. When he died, it’s likely he left an enormous mess behind him for his wife to unravel and deal with — if she dealt with it at all — and many of the people Keehan/Dante did business with likely have screwed her over. While there are some references to William Aguiar Jr. being named successor exist, it appears that Keehan/Dante never formally dealt with succession — why would he? He did some boxing as a teenager before a stint in the military (first Marine Reserves, then Army) from 1958 to 1961(?). The Kokuryūkai initially made strenuous efforts to distance itself from the criminal elements of its predecessor, the Gen'yōsha. For example 6th dan was $600, 7th dan was $700…..you get the idea. New (Other) $20.99. The Club never had more than 150 members with which to carry out the goals of the former Black Dragon Society. This is a distinction many people have trouble with when dealing with legal matters like the transfer of rights and inheritance. Yeah I drink juice when I'm killing cause it's fucking delicious. This explains some of his behavior and some of the incidents that took place. They argue endlessly about who’s real and who’s fake and which group is the real BDFS and who has the most valid claim to Keehan/Dante’s legacy and on and on and on. The Fall River dojo has gone, driven into the ground by greed and bad management. If Keehan/Dante didn’t write it down, sign it, and have it witnessed, it didn’t happen…even if it did. The Black Dragon Fighting Society was created by hairdresser, martial arts instructor, criminal, thug, pornographer, druggie, and egomaniac John “Count Dante” Keehan to separate paper route money from ignorant, comic book reading young boys. It always was bullshit, always has been bullshit, and always will be bullshit. Trias appointed Keehan/Dante Midwest director of the USKA as a nidan (second degree black belt) in 1962, which is curious since Keehan didn’t even have a year of training under Trias at that point. Author ahoynickrad [a] 74. ), read as Kokuryū-kō in Japanese. Although it never had more than several dozen members[citation needed] at any one time during this period, the close ties of its membership to leading members of the government, military and powerful business leaders gave it a power and influence far greater than most other ultranationalist groups. The exact membership, training procedures and occult teachings are closely guarded secrets of the brotherhood; who are sworn to a vow of silence and bound together by an initiation ceremony of blood. I’ll say it again. Oh well…Trias was trying to build an organization and he needed a guy in Chicago, so I guess he felt justified in giving a nidan to a guy who didn’t have enough time in to be a green belt. My Chemical Romance Lyrics "Black Dragon Fighting Society" Yeah I drink juice when I'm killing cause it's fucking delicious Hiding in the portrait our atomic stun When I get the dirt we'll comeallylution ? During the Russo-Japanese War, annexation of Korea and Siberian Intervention, the Imperial Japanese Army made use of the Kokuryūkai network for espionage, sabotage and assassination. At one stage reversing the dragon logo (which Dante possibly stole from the Green Dragon Society in Chicago) and naming it Black Ninja Fighting Society. It’s a shit show of incredible magnitude. These people are lunatics. "Black Dragon Fighting Society" lyrics. The company's filing status is listed as Involuntary Dissolution and its File Number is 000249397.The company's principal address is 44 North Main St., Fall River, MA 02720. Both sides, it seems, are comprised of losers, dipshits, shitheels, and frauds. While their ethics are for shit, and their motives are slimy and cynical, they didn’t really break any laws and when finally sued they actually prevailed in court if you can fucking believe it. And another is that a lot of this stuff (like World’s Deadliest Fighting Secrets) has slipped into the public domain. Black Dragon Fighting Society Tab by My Chemical Romance with free online tab player. During the 1920s and 1930s, the Kokuryūkai evolved into more of a mainstream political organization, and publicly attacked liberal and leftist thought. To this day, there are people who claim to have “been there” or are otherwise somehow “in the know,”…but verifiable details are few to nonexistent. If he had, the true, undeniable truth would be plastered all over the internet. If you wish to upgrade to Affiliate Membership and have your martial arts credentials added to your Permanent Record and recognized with an 11 x 17 Certificate of Membership, Official Black Dragon Fighting Society Patch and Registry of Grandmasters please click here: International Fighting Arts/Official Black Dragon Fighting Society Membership. International Black Dragon Fighting Society Exposed The investigation into the Fake Black Dragon Fighting Society. It seems Keehan/Dante didn’t officially name a successor. William V. Aguiar III could very well be sitting on a gold mine of cool, interesting historical information that I for one would love to see…but since he’s not going to let it see the light of day until he gets a big fat check, it’s all likely going to end up in a landfill after he eventually follows his father to that full-contact karate tournament in the sky…, Fucking greed, dishonesty, and self-interest are destroying the world a bit more with each passing moment…, Here are links to the Black Belt articles I mention that provide a hell of a lot more insight into Keehan/Dante than anything these supposed keepers off his legacy have ever said in their entire lives…. Heaping, stinking piles of tight and cape-wearing psychotic bullshit. Black Dragon Fighting Society T-Shirt $ 22.99. (An exact copied quote including spelling mistakes from Ashida Kim’s “new and improved” BDFS.). Category. Gefällt 626 Mal. But pretty much every other claim made by Keehan/Dante himself or others after the fact is pure bullshit. I was an all-state wrestler and know how to fight for real I do remember seeing those ads when I was a kid in the 70s, they always cracked me up! It was a PRIVATE BUSINESS that essentially sold novelties (mail order certificates, membership cards, etc.) So, in 2005, William Aguiar Jr. dies and a few things are likely discovered. All the martial arts douchery aside, one of the many things his contemporaries agree on is that Keehan/Dante was an abusive, self-absorbed prick who thought nothing of hurting other people if he thought they were in his way or if he felt he needed to make some sort of point. The one that comes with the CA 2019 boxset. Change ), https://thesearchforcountdante.com/blog/dojo-war/. the Black Dragon (Greater East Asian Co-prosperity sphere etc.) Pictures show that Keehan/Dante rose from nidan (2nd) at age 23 in 1962 to godan (5th) at age 25 by 1964 (he actually claimed to be USKA 6th dan by 1962 at age 23). OFFICIAL BLACK DRAGON FIGHTING SOCIETY, Fall River (Massachusetts). Living in the world of “me too” it seems incredible that people in the 21st century still hold this preening kung-fu hairdresser in any sort of esteem. What a coterie of self-aggrandizing bullshitters! The Society published a journal, and operated an espionage training school, from which it dispatched agents to gather intelligence on Russian activities in Russia, Manchuria, Korea and China. Barring some secret documentation no one knows about (why it would be kept secret is a mystery to me), it doesn’t look like he ever had a clear claim to this stuff or that he ever negotiated properly with the estate (Christa Keehan). So, what sort of assets are we talking about? BDFS stands for Black Dragon Fighting Society. The Registered Agent on file for this company is Timothy Wayne Broussard and is located at 1759 Peck Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70810. [4] As part of that effort, the Black Dragon Society sent their agent, Satokata Takahashi , to promote Pan-Asianism and claim that Japan would treat them as equals. The Kokuryūkai also supported Pan-Asianism, and lent financial support to revolutionaries such as Sun Yat-sen and Emilio Aguinaldo. Ted Bundy was a rapist and killer of women, but to this day, years after his death, he still has his groupies. Saaler, Sven: "The Kokuryûkai, 1901-1920," in Sven Saaler and Christopher W. A. Szpilman (eds. ( Log Out /  Felkoff wasn’t to keen on it going to him though from what I remember. For those who don’t know who Felkoff was: https://thesearchforcountdante.com/blog/dojo-war/. Keehan/Dante was doing everything and anything he could think of to enrich himself, and the whole comic book ad thing — while it destroyed any martial arts credibility Keehan/Dante may have once had — turned out to be genius as far as making money goes. Recommended by The Wall Street Journal They should all be ashamed of themselves. Now his son, William V Aguiar III, could very well be sitting on a pile of stuff that actually belongs to Christa (formerly) Keehan’s heirs. I can’t know for sure, but I’ve seen similar situations like this play out many times, and I’d bet real money Keehan/Dante left his wife penniless or at minimum in some serious dire straits. So THIS is the sort of person members of today’s Black Dragon Fighting Society revere and celebrate? Kendo player, Judo player, bodybuilding champ, grappling expert, karate master and Martial Arts Hall of Famer. The SAD part of all this is that, lost in all this self-serving, dishonesty, and greed, there is a fascinating story about the early days of Karate in this country that will never be told in the way it could or should be. The Black Dragon Fighting Society, while it pretended to be some sort of member organization, was NOT a membership organization by any legal definition. Size: Clear: Black Dragon Fighting Society T-Shirt quantity Add to cart. I wish I could give ya more but we honestly didn’t talk about Dux or Dante(Keehan) that much. [5] He would become a patron of Elijah Muhammed and the Nation of Islam, as well as the Pacific Movement of the Eastern World. The Official Journal of Ninzuwu Culture and the Fellowship of the Ghost Dragon Samurai. The Black Dragon Fighting Society, while it pretended to be some sort of member organization, was NOT a membership organization by any legal definition. Because I don’t think any of them were any good. While in the beginning he may have had a genuine passion for martial arts, and a couple of genuine early accomplishments and insights, it wasn’t long before it became clear what he was really about. Did Keehan/Dante have a will? [6], In the Manzanar Internment Camp, a small group of pro-Imperial Japanese flew Black Dragon flags and intimidated other Japanese inmates.[7][8]. Seriously, for that alone, every copy of World’s Deadliest Fighting Secrets and Black Dragon Fighting Society membership card ever printed should be tossed into a pit alongside Keehan/Dante’s tights and capes, doused with gasoline, and burned along with his memory. [5] Lyrics to 'Black Dragon Fighting Society' by My Chemical Romance. The Lyrics for Black Dragon Fighting Society by My Chemical Romance have been translated into 9 languages. It is verifiable that Karate pioneer Robert Trias mentored Keehan (starting after Keehan’s time in the military ended) and that all Keehan/Dante’s “legitimate” rank came (to a point) from Trias through his United States Karate Association (USKA) organization. In the major interview/series of Black Belt Magazine articles written by Massad F. Ayoob and published not long after Keehan/Dante’s death, it’s pretty obvious that Keehan/Dante was not only a pathological liar, a bully, abusing drugs and alcohol, and probably a criminal, but that he was likely mentally unhinged. and publications and its sole proprietor was Keehan/Dante. Dante’s martial arts background, like most people from that period, is pretty sketchy, and like so many of his contemporaries of the day, his claims (and the claims made about him) require the ability to manipulate time and space to fit them into his actual timeline. Suggest new definition. Save black dragon fighting society to get e-mail alerts and updates on your eBay Feed. In 1924, retired naval captain Yutaro Yano and his associates within the Black Dragon Society invited Oomoto leader Onisaburo Deguchi on a journey to Mongolia. The Deadliest Podcast Known to Man! John “Count Dante” Keehan’s story is not only from the comics, it is disturbing and casts interesting lights on figures, practices, and events from a time that we don’t understand well, one that the old-timers not only idealize, but lie about to paint a picture of a supposedly golden era that might very well have been only very thinly gold-plated. I have the original Dante version as well as the Bill Aguiar re-print. Black Dragon Fighting Society bass tab by My Chemical Romance. By most accounts, Keehan/Dante was never the same after the death of Koncevic. 647 likes. This business would have certainly been a part of the estate. It would be nice if the world could operate on a series of handshake deals, but it doesn’t, so in these matters, you’re a fool if you don’t get it in writing. Ashida Kim and Frank Dux are complete and utter frauds who never met Keehan/Dante at all, have absolutely no connection whatsoever to anyone in Keehan/Dante’s lineage, and jumped on this thing as a way to make money and legitimize their fraudulent bullshit (especially Dux). The last official class of the day was Shihan Ernie Reynolds Judo Instruction. Black Dragon Fighting Society. The world being what it is, a group of opportunistic scumbags swoops in and tries to exploit the situation…let me introduce you to the Lawrence Day/Don Miskel/Ashida Kim/Frank Dux version of the Black Dragon Fighting Society (now most often referred to as the IFAA Black Dragon Fighting Society). You’ll find that’s what happened with Ashida Radford Kim, hence his claims to the BDFS. 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