Opiates and addiction are a dangerous combo. Was very sad to hear when he passed.
Our country has been at war since I finished highschool 91. I have lost 5 people I grew up with who have died because of these drugs not counting Q he is someone I know of and have met a few times. I do not know anyone who has died in battle. Opiates are dangerous shit.
If you know anyone fucking around with these drugs encourage them to stop.
I did not know Quincy very well. But I spent a fair amount of time reading his threads here. He was entertaining online. He liked to mix it up and troll the hell outta people. It was fun to witness. But he could be very disrespectful.
Also I did have a couple opportunities to be around the man. In person I found him to be much more human. Less pro wrestling or online trollish.
I had the opportunity to go to a high school and teach high school kids jui jitsu or submission grappling at a seminar with Quincy.
Now its not some Hollywood story. So theres not much to it. But heres what happened as best as I can remember and quickly write here. I am no writer.
I was teaching Jui Jitsu as a blue belt at a Gracie affiliation. Hey. It was the 90s. A buttflopper could teach as a bluebelt in Michigan. The owner of the training association asked if I would help him teach a seminar at a local highschool with Quincy. I agreed.
Now I knew of Quincy from gym rumors and his online presence. He had trained some with my coaches and guys I rolled with but did not train regularly at our school. I knew he trained with Dan Severn. Also he had beaten a training partner of mine in a judo tournament. Then gotten into a thread on here about the match. And argued about the details of the match. He was correct and my good friend was wrong.
So my friend was ipponed in real life and online by Trainjudo. But in typical Q style online. He was not very polite about it. I did not witness the judo match so cannot attest to how that went. I just know that Quincy won it.
The online argument stemmed from the fact that Quincy claimed to have thrown my buddy. My friend was not a judoka. But he liked to compete and hence there match. Long story short Quicy used some sort of trip to ippon my novice buddy. Online he said he threw him. Which I believe was correct using judo terminology. My friend argued online that he was never “Thrown”. As he felt that meant to be hurled thru the air. Which he was not.
So this is what I knew of Q at the time. He was a training partner of Dan Severn. If your reading this you know what kinda cache that has to martial artist in the know at that time. He was a good wrestler with very good submissions. He had fought some MMA. He was a consistent poster on this board and I would read his post when I saw them.
I expected to not like Quincy. From his persona online. To his encounter with my friend online. To just being competitive in training he was from another school. I expected to roll with him at some point. Unfortunately I never did.
However we taught a seminar to high schoolers together and I liked him. He was clearly very skilled. He was respectful, kind, thoughtful, and tough. He had an intensity that the kids loved. There were around 60-70 students. High schoolers. Full of energy, nervousness, and cockiness.
We did a typical seminar for those times. At the end Q and I rolled with all the students as many times as they wanted. The were noobs so we could tap them at will. I was playing a very passive style. Trying to not use any power. I wanted to demonstrate technique. Q was smashing kids. Giving them a full speed demonstration what it was like to grapple with an experienced MMA fighter.
The kids had formed 2 lines. One for me and one for Q. Most kids rolled bet 4-6 times with each of us. After the first time threw the line. I noticed Qs line got much longer. The kids were attracted to the intensity and speed that Quincey had on the mat. He was a very good teacher and good martial artist and truly a Droog.
Q you are missed brother. Oss