Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Long Absence: I am BACK


Project fatigue. It sets in on long unfinanced documentary projects. But still, I make progress. Even in my fatigue the project continues to work itself, because Dante is such an icon to a niche group of people. I have been working with Barron Sheppard down in Mississippi from BadAss FightWear. He bought some footage I am using from the Creedens in Fall River. The stills above are from that footage. Overall there is more footage of Aguiar on the tape that Dante, but that too will come in handy.

I am still working, still fundraising, seeking and finding subjects. New stories arise, I still have footage I have not cut. There have been fights over the footage in other people's hands. There are claims of million yen offers for mystery footage of Dante fighting an unnamed Japanese master.

I have read a letter from Robert Trias mourning the death of Count Dante and praising the good in him. I have a empty box of Count Dante's cigarettes, he had his own brand to give away when he was doiing hair. The guy clearly had marketing savvy. I am back now, so look for more posts the next few weeks. Getting back into the habit.

9 comments:

Dojo Rat said...

Keep going man, glad to see you're back. I'm checking in all the time.
dojorat.blogspot.com

Mike Schremp said...

Floyd, glad your back. Hopefully you have lots to tell. Cant wait.

bob wright said...

As always, a great job Floyd.

Anonymous said...

did he "de-mask" that wrestler?

Sick said...

awesome material

Anonymous said...

I,M JOHN CREEDEN THE PERSON WHO SOLD THE DAN-TE FOOTAGE AND GOT SWINDLED BY BARRON SHEPPARD. SEE ASHIDA KIM AND BARRON SHEPPARS ARE RELATED BY MARRIAGE. THEIR IS FOOTAGE ON YOU TUBE THATS IS PART MINE AND PART BILL AGUIAR,S BARRON SAID THAT EVERYTHING WAS TO BE HANDLED IN A PROFESSIONAL MANNER AND WITH HONOR SOME SEE sorry used caps i,m so pissed. my father knew john keehan and my dad sent him footage that was suppose to be in a business arragainment sent my father 1000.00 dollars when my father hears that he bought ashida,s non sense for 1000.00 my father wanted 1500.00 after all he has footage of the man my father sent him everything he had and book,s publication,s patches i,m mean everything i the son said no and was shut out . i told barron sheppars that the footage was shit but still wanted to pay 1500.00 but when he saw it he only paid 1000.00 never trust anyone in the martial arts that was may 22. then my father pulled out of the deal because as my father put it he changed changed the deal like a drug dealer so my father wants the stuff back no call. barron sheppard said it was shit footage than why is it on you-tube

Anonymous said...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=CW9TCT5hbnU

HI FLOYD, THIS LINK HAS FOOTAGE OF THE COUNT PERFORMIN KATA DANTE AND OTHER TECHNIQUES, ALONG WITH THAT CLOWN ASHIDA CUT IN, BUT THE FOOTAGE SHOWS THE COUNT FIGHTING THE WRESTLER

GOOD LUCK WITH THE REST OF THE DOCUMENTRY, HAVE BEEN WATCHING YOUR BLOG FROM THE BEGINING AND EAGERLY AWAIT THE RELEASE OF THE DVD

SCOTTISH MARTIAL ARTIST

Anonymous said...

sorry just read creeden's post, sud have checked before i posted

Anonymous said...

john creeden again . i have no problem with floyd webb he,s a stand up guy here,s the story. been in touch with winter haven karate school,s and associates we have down their . barron never studied with any martial artist,s never owned a school all he did was wrestle and coached no formal martial arts training. the people said was barron is ALL ABOUT MONEY. he told me that he had several black belt,s and trained with people who fought in the ufc all bull. he has a personal sever skssystems which they blocked me from posting a comment and he told me that he gave all the material,s my dad sent him that he gave them to ashida kim. gave him a call back and then he said that he will send back all the material,s he,s a swindler. all i was was honest and trying to get the info to floyd webb floyd is a stand up guy old school. as for ashida talked to school,s in winter haven about him he teaches only private lesson,s out of a public school gym he,s a bigger fake than i thought . as my dad say,s never trust people in karate and these guys are NOT even in karate they are complete fraud,s and thieves. BUT LIKE I SAID FLOYD IS A STAND UP GUY OLD SCHOOL AND WILL CONTINUE WITH HIM .