Originally posted by LOEP
You claim that a person who studies hard (presumedly on their own) and has the prerequisite talent can become an expert swordfighter. I would like to see that person fight with a challenger who has studied the same amount of time with proper training under a kendo(add your sword school here) instructor. I would be willing to bet that Prof. Friday's fighter would lose.
Umm. Musashi comes to mind. So does Choki Motobu.
KAMI : Also Hwang Kee, of Tang Soo Do and ultimately Takeda Sokaku and Ueshiba Morihei themselves(both were never too dedicated to the study of any art).
I agree with you on everything, of course.