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Old 11-05-2009, 07:54 PM   #44
Rob Watson
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Re: Pain and control in Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu

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Dan Harden wrote: View Post
[...but I find it disingenuous for a community to "welcome" discussions of people like him, without discussing the antics of other legitimate teachers who are equally inept, or are abusers, or who simply can't teach.
I would very much like to see the latter as the former needs no such exposure-it is already plain to see. But I also enjoy kicking hornets nests ... However, I can't explain the Dillman or Jukokai stuff - must be something in the water.

The damage done to the arts by the former is limited (still may be substantial) but the latter is a greater sin.

The ground rules would need to be clearly stated and rigouously upheld or there is no point. Even then it will get ugly quickly.

"In my opinion, the time of spreading aikido to the world is finished; now we have to focus on quality." Yamada Yoshimitsu

Ultracrepidarianism ... don't.
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