Originally posted by George S. Ledyard
At the Expo you saw four direct students of Saotome Sensei demo. Ikeda Sensei, John Messores sensei, Dennis Hooker Sensei, and myself. None of us looks like Saotome Sensei and we don't look like each other. That was intentional on the part of Saotome Sensei.
I feel the same way, but when the Messores group sat down after their demonstration, a senior instructor from another organization leaned forward and whispered into the ear of one of the UKE (me), "Geez, does that guy have Saotome written all over him or what?!"
(Could it have been the ATEMI?)