Mike Sigman wrote:
I genuinely think that anything is fair game to motivate people, if it motivates them in the right direction. You start off nice, but nice seldom works with anyone who thinks they're "already there", as you should know quite well by now.
Well I can't speak to that.
a. I've never heard it from Rob. People are much more up front and expansive in person. It doesn' even sound like him.
b. I try to be as nice as I can-though I am rather blunt. In Person nice seems to have always worked for me. As you know, most people who have never done this stuff, once they get a feel, realize they have to start over. And the pros- once they get to assess- tend to open up and share. Hard work and sweat tends to speak for itself to others who have sweat and failed, experimented and kept trying.
Cady can speak of her own skills.
I've never argued or shied away from internal to internal where ya can find it. That's where "skills" come to the for and the real fun begins. Aiki age or Peng jin is just the first step. There is so much more.