Maybe we're reading two different threads, but my comments and questions were about some pretty direct Daito-Ryu assertions, despite the fact that you're not addressing them and are trying to change the subject back to me again. Of course, I admit that's better than your simply not being able to answer or to your pulling all your posts.
There wasn't a change of subject. You weren't involved in the subject at all. You interjected . Not that I mind, Many times I enjoy your posts. But if you interject and throw zingers at me -yet again- you just may get a reply.
Here's a sample of communication 101
from Sigman -again-
bringing up unrelated and side-shot personal comments...
Of course, I admit that's better than your simply not being able to answer or to your pulling all your posts.
all while running others down for it.
Zinger #1Not wanting
to answer you is quite different from not being able
Zinger #2 I pulled those posts after asking 12 basic questions with (I think) 9 tangient yet related ones. All of those based off of Three very pointed ones that neither you Mark Jacobson or Ellis could answer. Ellis was very direct and polite and said he couldn't answer them. I then listened to you and Mark run all around the points you simply were not able to address. After asking you to answer them repeatedly, then after a different tact of asking you to consider their meaning in the discussion I got to watch you side-step back to your own agenda. It was pointless to pursue that line of discussion you guys simply weren't interested in or were unable to answer and clearly were interested in going else where with it.
So far in these three threads you have -by intent- brought up posts by me, and your opinion of me from 1 to 2 years ago-then get all sensitive on me about personal commentary back at ya. Stay off making your ever ready slights and digs at me, and you won't see me have to address them in kind. Or not....
Better yet, don't talk to me at all. It's never condusive to moving a discusion forward anyway.
Again.... if you think this stuff is only for people "inside Daito Ryu", then you're the one making the smear and smarmy remarks. If you didn't mean it that way, why not say so instead of another personal shot?
Hmm... I directly answered Al. Just where do -you- come in?
And where did I say "this stuff is only for those in DR?"__________ I said what I meant. Here's a novel idea, Mike. Instead of misconstruing things and talking the wrong meaning, A-S-K for clarification.
AL said [/]Based on my own experiences training and talking with a Daito-ryu practitioner, I think most of what you're describing sounds very much like Daito Ryu 101.[/i]
To which I said
Let me think. I've only been saying that for... oh I dunno... 12 years. Where do ya think I got it from?
The real issue is
a. Finding those who can -actually- do it.
b. Finding those who will -actually- teach you -HOW- to do it.
c. Learning how to actually use it -freestyle- against everyone and anyone-outside.... of Daito ryu
At least try to follow along....
This exchange between Al and I was honest discourse between two people. We were just ...talking with each other. What a novel idea! Try completing a post without your endless zingers. I've never seen it help in a discussion.