Christian Moses wrote:
While I still feel that's partially true, I also now see that to some extent I too failed.
How did you fail, though? Did you fail in the martial sense, or as a student? Those are two separate things.
It would seem to me that you failed as a student, and succeeded martially, while he, at least, failed martially, and probably failed as a student, since it seems it was done out of spite and ego and not to develop you or himself.
I think the only way to succeed is to do the technique perfectly in spite of resistance or lack thereof...
I wish I could.
I know what you mean though about it being a failure, in that "good actors never complain about their parts, while bad actors are never satisfied" (to butcher a quote).