Not the best endorsment for Matt Furey!

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Not the best endorsment for Matt Furey!

Postby dragon » Aug 02, 2005 06:25

This is a letter written by very well respected pro wrestler,Karl Gotch(a name Matt Furey has used on his own site to promote his material),found on this site:-

http://www.scientificwrestling.com/letter_from_karl.htm


""Tampa, 18th July ‘05



Dear Jake,

Thanks for sending me that copy of the fat man Matt Furey’s website. As you know I don’t have a computer and I don’t know how to use it, but as I can see he employs it for a con game to steal from some poor guys that love the sport. He hung around me for about 5 months not over two years as he states.

He writes, “What’s Old is New – What’s New is Old” well he uses this to put his hand in the poor guys pocket and grab the money. I found him out when he talked me into making a tape I had about conditioning commercial, I had made the tape as proof, because after my double hip replacement I could not do many of those things anymore and a picture is worth a thousand words.

I told him to never use my name again with anything he ever did. The man is a disgrace to wrestling and has no honor at all, he can walk under a snakes belly wearing a top hat.

To give you an idea what real pro-wrestling is lets take boxing as an example, even as an Olympic Champ when you turn pro you have to start all over again because it’s completely different. Here in the U.S.A they had the best in the world, men like Strangler Lewis, Toots Mondt, John Pesek, etc. would take the life out of anyone that challenged them. Wrestling is opposite of what people think it is, it is not strength but knowledge, balance, and timing, leverage and where to place the fulcrum, that’s what it takes to make it to the top in the noble art of wrestling.

Also, the most difficult sport is wrestling because contrary to other combat sports you have to learn to attack and defend from 3 different positions; standing-up, on all fours and underneath. It takes know how to do that, and your best hold is condition, even the best automobile won’t run without gas, oil, and water. People now go for excitement and to something that is easy to understand, that’s why football, base-ball and basketball are drawing the big crowds, plus they are team sport, they change their players in and out.

Wrestling in the amateurs should never be less than 12 minutes a match, then you can see the best man. I wrote you all this to show you that how can a fat slob like Furey, that doesn’t know his elbow from his rear end, tell and show these poor boys that he charges an arm and a leg and a finger thrown in? Wrestling is a workman’s sport, you need no expensive equipment and can practice it anywhere, and here is this greedy, fat no good misfit charging them all this money for nothing. I never took one cent from a boy to show him how to wrestle, all I asked for is guts. I can make you strong, fast, agile and train you for endurance and reflex, but guts you get when you are born.

I hope that we can find a way to stop this misfit from fleecing those poor guys, thanks again for letting me know.

Yours,

Karl""


That must sting!!!

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Re: Not the best endorsment for Matt Furey!

Postby mat » Aug 02, 2005 07:17

I'm not surprised. A short time spent browsing MF's website shows he's a bit of a marketing spin merchant. "click here to halve your flexibility in one night" type of thing. Anybody who has any experience in training/exercising would be extremely sceptical, as I was.

However, in his defence, His original "combat conditioning" book is full of very good exercises with clear photographs and instructions. I have made tremendous progress in my fitness, strength and flexibility since doing some of these exercises.

However, as Karl G says, he's not teaching anything new or unusual, but without MF's aggressive marketing, people like me would never have discovered how useful some of these training methods and exercises are.

Cheers,
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Postby dragon » Aug 02, 2005 07:28

I have no problem with the advertising side of things.Kurz said doesn't advise people to lift or support anyone whilst in the splits between chairs,he did it to prove the superiority of his method.Pavel Tsatsouline also uses a lot of marketing-Everyone's got to make a living.

It's more the fact that he uses other people in his marketing,obviously without their permission.Even if he did have permission,he still exagerated the claim(the amount of time he spent with Karl for example).

Those kind of claims are bound to catch up with you eventually.....

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Postby Kit » Aug 03, 2005 02:23

Matt Furey always talks about Farmer Burns...

Matt, do you know if the material in the following link is basically the same as that in Furey's 'Combat Conditioning'?

http://www.sandowplus.co.uk/Competition/Burns/lessons/lesson01.htm
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Postby mat » Aug 03, 2005 03:58

Kit wrote:Matt Furey always talks about Farmer Burns...

Matt, do you know if the material in the following link is basically the same as that in Furey's 'Combat Conditioning'?

http://www.sandowplus.co.uk/Competition/Burns/lessons/lesson01.htm



Having briefly browsed through your link, no. The exercises in CC appear to be different, more intense and more 'whole body', although I must admit I'm not an expert and haven't tried most of the exercises shown in your link.

However there were one or two exercises I recognised from CC eg. Hindu Squats and Front Bridge. CC has very good photographs and its quite easy to see what you're supposed to do. Your link however appears to give a lot more detail and explanation for the exercises it covers.

I personally think CC is a great book and worth ordering. I've also got "Combat Abs" from MF which is not bad but not quite as useful to me as CC. I'm highly sceptical of some of MF's other publications though.

Cheers,
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here's why I would never buy anything from that scam artist

Postby kidkinetik » Oct 31, 2005 17:02

You can find him on tons of internet pages selling get rich quick schemes as well as his overpriced fitness material. Here's a good example of how his shadyness:

http://www.publicdomainriches.com/main/?24652

scroll down to guest # 2 to see his picture. The material he sells is public domain, and he sells it at $600!! I think he's just a scam artist.
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