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Old 04-10-2008, 09:58 AM   #260
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Re: Knife Randori Videos

As a teacher, over the last thirty years, I have taught many special forces guys. The other night, one of my SEAL student (Peter) came home on leave before being deployed.

One of my more high/intermediate students was put with the SEAL student. After class I said, "be careful how you name someone".

If you give anyone more kudos because of his "name" you fail to assess the situation objectively."

Later that night, I took aside my advanced "teachers" and said:

1. Be careful of giving (Peter) more "ability" than he deserves.

2. You "can" beat him with the empty hand.

3. You "can" beat him with the knife, stick, spear, or any of the other ancient weapons.

4. However, you can't beat him with a gun, an automatic rifle, or any of the other weapons "you have not" trained in.

As such, in all situations, "we must be careful of what we name something", not because of the name...but because of our imaginations.

Joseph T. Oliva Arriola

Joseph T. Oliva Arriola
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