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Avery Jenkins 11-04-2007 03:42 PM

Giancarlo DiPierro's Ranks/Qualifications?
 
Quote:

Giancarlo DiPierro wrote: (Post 193165)
Unless the person is floating through the air when he lifts you up, you are still grounded. Your connection to the ground is through the other person's body.

G-Man: please publish your sensei, training history and rank. Just because...well, I think you're full of it.

Avery Jenkins 11-04-2007 03:44 PM

Re: Resistance training overview: the four basic levels
 
Quote:

Giancarlo DiPierro wrote: (Post 193164)
Yes. One thing many people don't realize is that even competitive training is actually cooperative, since both parties are cooperating by following the agreed-upon rules of competition. This is why I used the word compliant (I had the first sense in mind) for the level of training where uke follows nage no what nage does.

One other thing that I thought of as a result of some questions asked recently is that, as I see it, the three levels of resistance training are each appropriate for a certain kind of training. Passive resistance (and semi-compliance, which is essentially a sub-level of passive resistance) is designed for kata or fixed-techniqued training where the uke is modeling the energy of a certain attack to allow the nage to learn how to move in response to that attack. Active resistance is designed for fixed-role freestyle practice, what people in aikido usually call jiyu-waza (or oyo-henka, for some). This is because the uke is trying to break the connection, and thus nage must change his movement and thus the technique as necessary to maintain or reestablish it. The final level of countering obviously applies to non-fixed role freestyle training where there is no distinction between uke and nage.

I'm sorry, G-man, but I must have forgotten: who is your sensei? What is your training history? Rank? Are you still teaching in that :mad: ninja :mad: dojo?

Marc Abrams 11-05-2007 09:04 AM

Giancarlo DiPierro's Ranks/Qualifications?
 
David Skaggs raised an interesting point as the qualifications of the above-named poster.

Giancarlo DiPierro or anyone else for that matter is respectfully requested to answer the following questions:

1) Who and through what organization awarded you Kyu ranking in Aikido (dates with ranks would be greatly appreciated).

2) Who and through what organization awarded you any dan rankings in Aikido (dates with ranks would be greatly appreciated).

3) Who and through what organization awarded you any rank or qualifications to teach Muso Shinden-Ryu (dates with ranks would be greatly appreciated).

According to one of the poster's, Giancarlo began training in Aikido in 1996. Frankly speaking, a person with so few years in Aikido making the kind of claims he does regarding Aikido and now sword work seems "awkward" at best. He is beginning to sound like the reincarnation of Mark Tennenhouse.

Understanding one's background lends a lot of context towards understanding the person and the person's opinions. I look forward to understanding exactly what kind of background this person actually has in Aikido and in Muso Shinden-Ryu .

Marc Abrams

Jorge Garcia 11-05-2007 10:01 AM

Re: Giancarlo DiPierro's Ranks/Qualifications?
 
Quote:

Marc Abrams wrote: (Post 193209)
David Skaggs raised an interesting point as the qualifications of the above-named poster.

Giancarlo DiPierro or anyone else for that matter is respectfully requested to answer the following questions:

1) Who and through what organization awarded you Kyu ranking in Aikido (dates with ranks would be greatly appreciated).

2) Who and through what organization awarded you any dan rankings in Aikido (dates with ranks would be greatly appreciated).

3) Who and through what organization awarded you any rank or qualifications to teach Muso Shinden-Ryu (dates with ranks would be greatly appreciated).

According to one of the poster's, Giancarlo began training in Aikido in 1996. Frankly speaking, a person with so few years in Aikido making the kind of claims he does regarding Aikido and now sword work seems "awkward" at best. He is beginning to sound like the reincarnation of Mark Tennenhouse.

Understanding one's background lends a lot of context towards understanding the person and the person's opinions. I look forward to understanding exactly what kind of background this person actually has in Aikido and in Muso Shinden-Ryu .

Marc Abrams

I am the organizer of the Aikido Friendship Seminars in Houston Texas. I just looked through my records and I did find Giancarlo's registration form. On it, under the line of Rank, he listed Chief Instructor. That was in June of 2005.

Jorge Garcia

mickeygelum 11-05-2007 10:52 AM

Re: Giancarlo DiPierro's Ranks/Qualifications?
 
Gentlemen,

Forgive my intrusion, in which thread did Mr.Skaggs post prompt this thread?

Michael Gelum

Janet Rosen 11-05-2007 11:47 AM

Re: Ki and Remaining Grounded
 
Quote:

Avery Jenkins wrote: (Post 193166)
G-Man: please publish your sensei, training history and rank. Just because...well, I think you're full of it.

sigh
do we have to have another thread sidetracked from original posters query into this?????

Marc Abrams 11-05-2007 12:17 PM

Re: Giancarlo DiPierro's Ranks/Qualifications?
 
Obviously Giancarlo has had time to read this thread and has chosen to not respond. I am sending him a private e-mail asking him to answer the questions. Additionally, I am sending a private e-mail and am asking Jun- the administrator of the Aikiweb to address this issue.

The issue is quite simple. Everybody has a right to their own opinion, regardless of how skewed, uninformed, etc. it might be. The problem arises when somebody engages in fraudulent misrepresentation. Giancarlo has listed himself as a chief instructor in Aikido. He makes assertions and opinions that nobody can vouch for, and can not even seem to vouch for his own training, rank, and qualifications.

Unless he can justify his credentials, I believe that he should be banned from posting.

Marc Abrams

akiy 11-05-2007 12:28 PM

Re: Giancarlo DiPierro's Ranks/Qualifications?
 
Hi folks,

Let me just step in here and say that AikiWeb does not require people to publish their aikido "credentials" in order to post on this website. You are, of course, welcome to ask individuals for such information, but AikiWeb allows people to share their thoughts respectfully regardless of their rank or experience in aikido.

Best,

-- Jun

Marc Abrams 11-05-2007 12:30 PM

Re: Resisting Aikido Shihan
 
Giancarlo:

Step up to the plate and answer the questions about your rank and training.

Everybody should be insisting that he answer the questions before responding to anything he writes from this point onward.

Marc Abrams

Marc Abrams 11-05-2007 12:31 PM

Re: Giancarlo DiPierro's Ranks/Qualifications?
 
Jun:

The operant word is "respectful". Giancarlo's comments and attitudes do not seem to live up to the request that people do so in a respectful manner.

Marc Abrams

aikidoc 11-05-2007 01:48 PM

Re: Giancarlo DiPierro's Ranks/Qualifications?
 
You don't need rank when you can stop or reverse shihans. :)

Marc Abrams 11-05-2007 02:01 PM

Re: Giancarlo DiPierro's Ranks/Qualifications?
 
John:

The only think rank about that claim is in regards to the suspicious smell that emanates from the claim!:yuck:

Funny how this guy likes to avoid facts about himself.

Marc Abrams

aikidoc 11-05-2007 02:17 PM

Re: Giancarlo DiPierro's Ranks/Qualifications?
 
There was a thread or links to his claims- I think Kanai and Tamura were two. Geez. I'd think someone would fess up to awarding him rank. Then again. Anyone?

Don 11-05-2007 02:27 PM

Re: Giancarlo DiPierro's Ranks/Qualifications?
 
We generally know he trained with Kanai. The last time I saw or trained at a seminar with him (perhaps 2003 or 2004) he appeared to not have rank. Heresay antecdotes from those seminars suggested he was a 1st kyu. In a post to me over on the "resisting Shihan" thread he states he does not currently have a class that he is teaching.

Quote: "I'm not doing a regular aikido class right now, but you would be welcome to come down and train privately for an hour or two.I'm not doing a regular aikido class right now, but you would be welcome to come down and train privately for an hour or two."

So the operative question is did he ever achieve rank in any organization for Aikido and Muso Shidin Ryu between oh the time period of 2003 or 2004 to now.

dps 11-05-2007 02:38 PM

Re: Giancarlo DiPierro's Ranks/Qualifications?
 
Quote:

Michael Gelum wrote: (Post 193228)
Gentlemen,

Forgive my intrusion, in which thread did Mr.Skaggs post prompt this thread?

Michael Gelum

Resisting Aikido Shihan
Post#230

David

Marc Abrams 11-05-2007 02:38 PM

Re: Giancarlo DiPierro's Ranks/Qualifications?
 
Don:

His reply to you says a lot! Unlike the fantasy world that some live out on the web, reality tends to work very differently. His not running any classes now speaks volumes!

He still seems to be ducking from owning up to the questions that we have put to him. Maybe he is Mark Tennenbaum's psychic brother? :rolleyes: Strange world we live in!

Marc Abrams

aikidoc 11-05-2007 04:01 PM

Re: Giancarlo DiPierro's Ranks/Qualifications?
 
His website gave the impression he is teaching-although he has removed all pictures and details that were present some time back. A lot of this stuff is almost verbatim from back in 2003 when he was getting flack. Rogue aikidoka of sorts-lots of claims, not will to put forth any credentials-probably none to put forth.

Here's a thought-if he can't provide credentials at a seminar then don't let him on the mat with anything but a white belt. Simply ask for a yudansha passport or rank verification-and not one computer generated from home, i.e., a legitimate organization or sensei.

Marc Abrams 11-05-2007 04:13 PM

Re: Resisting Aikido Shihan
 
Giancarlo:

You have yet to provide us with any information regarding your rank and organization providing rank. Just because somebody choses to train with you is not a qualification to teach. If somebody bends over and asks you to sniff his/her rear-end, it does not qualify you to say that you are a proctologist! You are ducking the issue again! What a surprise?

You do not have a clue in the world if you think that people at seminars were getting into fights with you. My guess is that you would probably not last more than a couple of seconds in a real fight (if you even know what one is) and would need to change your pants.

Your unwillingness to publish what your rank is in both arts that you allege to teach indicates a high likelihood that you are engaging in fraudulent actions. Maybe you sneak around this by not stating any rank, but the rank smell arising from your avoidance is unmistakable.

Marc Abrams

akiy 11-05-2007 04:17 PM

Re: Giancarlo DiPierro's Ranks/Qualifications?
 
Hi folks,

Please watch your tone when posting. Thank you.

-- Jun

aikidoc 11-05-2007 04:23 PM

Re: Giancarlo DiPierro's Ranks/Qualifications?
 
Ah, the website is showing no aikido classes open to the public. That seems to happen when the volume goes up. He pulled his stuff off a while back when pressed. I don't hold out much hope that we'll ever see a straight answer on credentials-no surprise there since the past predicts the future in this case. I'm sure he'll make some claim at some point about it being his skill level-judged by him I'm sure.

G DiPierro 11-05-2007 05:01 PM

Re: Giancarlo DiPierro's Ranks/Qualifications?
 
Quote:

John Riggs wrote: (Post 193286)
Ah, the website is showing no aikido classes open to the public. That seems to happen when the volume goes up. He pulled his stuff off a while back when pressed.

Actually, it has nothing to do with the volume, which initially started going up above its normal level back on 10-19. The reason I made the update is because I mentioned it on the other thread. In fact, for most of the past year my website looked more or less the way it does now, with no aikido classes open to the public. A few months ago, one of my former aikido students asked if he could resume training, and since I had access to a nice dojo, I agreed and even started advertising public classes again via the website to see if there was any other interest. However, after about a month he got busy with other things and dropped out again. I just never got around to changing it back.

At this point I suspect that this aikido dojo will be permanently closed within the next six months to year, and that I will no longer be in Lancaster. I never expected to be here this long but when I was asked to teach a class here back in 2003, I thought there was enough interest to try to build a dojo, and I wanted to give that a fair chance to succeed. Overall, I think it was a productive enough experience, both for myself and for my students, although I am a bit disappointed that there will probably be no aikido dojo here after I leave. Sometimes some things just aren't meant to be, though.

Michael Hackett 11-05-2007 05:30 PM

Re: Giancarlo DiPierro's Ranks/Qualifications?
 
Moved off line nicely! The attack sailed past!

Avery Jenkins 11-05-2007 07:06 PM

Re: Giancarlo DiPierro's Ranks/Qualifications?
 
Quote:

Giancarlo DiPierro wrote: (Post 193294)
Sometimes some things just aren't meant to be, though.

Like a straight answer from you, perhaps?

aikidoc 11-05-2007 07:07 PM

Re: Giancarlo DiPierro's Ranks/Qualifications?
 
You noticed! How about some irimi-come forth on the credential question.

Marc Abrams 11-05-2007 07:08 PM

Giancarlo's Qualifications as a Teacher- His Words
 
"My qualification to teach is my skill level. I have students who are yudansha and instructors in other forms of Japanese budo. They have been to Japan and/or trained directly with Japanese master-level instructors. They have other teachers who teach and train JSA. They choose to study Iaido with me because they like it and feel that they are learning something worthwhile. Among serious martial artists, this is really the only qualification that counts. Ranks and belts and what-not are just marketing tools to draw in the masses and keep people in line."

All comments to him about his teaching qualifications are more than welcomed on this thread. I will add mine later, but the "rank" aroma is a little too much at this moment!

Marc Abrams

PS. We all need to continue to ask him to provide us with REAL credentials. That means Rank, Teacher, Organization, Dates, ......


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