Review: North East Martial Arts Institute

Posted in the Cortland Forum

I am not a Cop UG

Ontario, CA

#1 Mar 27, 2013
This facility is a fraud. The instructors who teach lie about their credentials and essentially steal from the community in which they conduct this fraudulent business.

An investigation into this so called "Institute" has been and is still ongoing through an well known martial arts website who takes these incidents very seriously.

For further information please see the investigation at the following link

http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/mma.cfm...
intheknow

Pompano Beach, FL

#2 Mar 27, 2013
I second this statement and invite all to check in themselves
Matheus Barvo

Santa Rosa, CA

#3 Mar 28, 2013
Dave Lang is the biggest fraud in the history of martial arts- just google it. "Sifu" Edwards is a con artist trying to cover for him , to make a few dollars teaching fake BJJ.

Edwards is a disgrace to martial arts. the martial arts community will storm his ass.
North East Martial Arts

Cortland, NY

#4 Mar 30, 2013
I am not a Cop UG wrote:
This facility is a fraud. The instructors who teach lie about their credentials and essentially steal from the community in which they conduct this fraudulent business.
An investigation into this so called "Institute" has been and is still ongoing through an well known martial arts website who takes these incidents very seriously.
For further information please see the investigation at the following link
http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/mma.cfm...
Yes everyone please check use out.. We can provide all documentation on our certifications and lineage. We would be more than happy to provide them. Please stop by our location at 95 Oswego Street Cortland, NY as this forum does not have the correct address. We are certifies Instructors under very well known Masters in BJJ, Jun Fan Gung Fu, JKD, and Close Quarter Combative. We look forward to your visit and potential new students..

Sift Edwards
Fighter80

Finland

#5 Mar 31, 2013
100% FRAUD! Do not go train there! You will only lose your money and get bad training by these frauds!
Trevor Cleaver

London, UK

#6 Apr 7, 2013
Dave Lang you kiddie fiddling mofo, somewhere wallid is fuming, he wants your blood. Oh & don't think sifu Edwards is gonna step up to the plate, he's as fake as fallon foxs but sack.
Trevor Cleaver

London, UK

#7 Apr 7, 2013
Haha *nut sack*
North East Martial Arts

Cortland, NY

#8 Apr 8, 2013
Anyone who would like to stop in and see our certifications please feel free. I have been teaching for over 26 years in Cortland and have had no issues. I am certified under very well know Martial Arts Instructors, under Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto.

I am amazed that people from California and Florida can talk about a school in Cortland, NY that they have never stopped into or trained at.

I look forward to meeting with any potentail student or parent to talking about this topic.

See you at 95 Owego Street Cortland NY, as this topic site can't even get the address correct....

Sifu Edwrads
Bruce Flea

Chicago, IL

#9 Apr 8, 2013
North East Martial Arts wrote:
Anyone who would like to stop in and see our certifications please feel free. I have been teaching for over 26 years in Cortland and have had no issues. I am certified under very well know Martial Arts Instructors, under Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto.

I am amazed that people from California and Florida can talk about a school in Cortland, NY that they have never stopped into or trained at.

I look forward to meeting with any potentail student or parent to talking about this topic.

See you at 95 Owego Street Cortland NY, as this topic site can't even get the address correct....

Sifu Edwrads
Will Dave be there?
Is that da silva? La? Lan? Or Lang
Tito

Cortland, NY

#10 Nov 11, 2013
I reported this business to several agencies. Come on there is dozens of sites all saying Lang is a fake who ya going to believe.
Real Brown Belt

Buffalo, NY

#11 Jan 22, 2014
What is your BJJ schedule like? I'd like to roll with David da Silva Lang.
Briggs Seekins

Ithaca, NY

#12 Jan 22, 2014
I am the author of the ongoing fraud piece on the so-called BJJ instructor at this school David Lang. I am from the area and have a past with Lang that has led me to investigate him. You can fake and forge certificates and Lang has a history of doing both. I personally received a fake document with a forged name on a blue belt certificate from him.

David Oliveira, the black belt who Lang conned, demanded Lang produce names and contact information, not "certificates." No legitimate BJJ black belt would take more than 10 minutes to provide this information and would have dozens of folks anxious to validate them. Lang was unable to do this at all.

David Oliveira also spoke to Lucca Franca in Brazil, who confirmed that Lang had never actually met Hermes Franca but had only written to him after Hermes Franca was sent to prison. There is very convincing evidence that Lang has been committing identity theft against Hermes Franca and the Oregon DoC is aware of that fact.

So far I have only mentioned this school as a place where Lang rented space. When I spoke to Jeff Edwards on the phone he sounded like a man who had been honestly conned and so you will notice no mention of him in the story linked below. It is not my intention to add to the troubles of any victims here.

But now you are starting to sound like a man who is standing by a con, even as the evidence is overwhelming. Don't talk a lot of rot about his "certificates" when he has a documented history of faking those.

Address: 1. Why he was unable to provide any personal information about any legitimate BJJ instructors he actually trained with. 2. Why the only person who has ever defended David Lang, despite so-called years in the BJJ, is an obviously phony FB account for a felon convicted of sexual assault of a minor.(For the record, inmates in Oregon aren't even allowed on the internet. I know because I called the Oregon Department of Corrections and checked.

http://policegazette.us/blog/2014/01/19/polic...
Disgusting

Santa Rosa, CA

#13 Jan 22, 2014
Edwards, Lang, Briggs, should all be thrown in jail. This type of thing disgusts me. I hope the police get involved.
Sifu Edwards

Cortland, NY

#14 Jan 29, 2014
I still have not seen one single person stop down to my school to verify my certifications Who are making the comment. The offer is still open. I am not referring to Mr. Langs Certs as he no longer is renting space at the location.. I have been teaching for over 26 years and still train with Instructors in many different arts. I am not sure why Briggs Seekins has not been by as he only lives a few miles from Cortland?. Please all feel free to stop by.

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