Originally posted by jimvance
I find it humorous that by championing the idea that "purposefully inflicted pain is abuse", that myself, my teachers, and my culture have been judged as wimpy without having a clue to our principles, methods, or ability.
Having trained, albeit oh-so-briefly, with Jim and his current teachers and training partners, I have to say that there's nothing wimpy about their aikido. I sometimes "sneak" in the principles I learned through training with them during my own regular training and have gotten some responses of "How the heck did you do that?" after they got back up.
Looking forward to seeing you, Jim, as well as the rest of the folks attending from your dojo at the Aiki Expo!