Re: ?? Exaggeration in Aikido ??
You guys are taking this a little personal, don't you think?
Rob: "Beyond" means that I don't worry about it and I've stopped testing. I don't need a certificate to tell me that I know a group of techniques. There's no difference between today and tomorrow if tonight I demonstrate I know some techniques...to me, it's all about the training.
Sure, maybe Micheal Fooks knows what he's talking about. However, from my perspective, as I understand it, he doesn't. Hell, from his perspective, I probably don't know what I'm talking about. What's the difference?
My goal is to be able to use the right technique for the moment. That's my idea of Aikido.
Now, I don't think any of this was exaggerative...only misinterpreted. I offered no misrepresentation of myself. So, enjoy.
Roy: Being that the key element of "bragging" is pride, you're mistaken.
All your examples are things that I consider most Aikidoka to be able to accomplish with equal potential. So, am I bragging about myself (as I think you imply) or Aikido?
If it's Aikido, I think I'm just stating unemotional fact.
If it's about myself, hmmm, seems like I'd of talked only about myself.
Regarding "sucker punch" check my history. Me and Mike Gallagher just had an extensive one on this.
Finally, "condescension" is your misinterpretation.
Last edited by Adam Alexander : 07-27-2005 at 04:00 PM.