Re: Pain and control in Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu
All good points worth considering Dan. Went to a seminar with one Dilman's protege's years ago.
The problem I ran into was as much as I really wanted to screw with they guy, there was a room full of folks that really wanted to believe it. Some of them were friends of mine.
Training was contextual and controlled. I was not really in a position to screw around with them too much as I would have really looked like a dick and I believe it would have caused more trouble than good.
So I politely screwed around a little, enough to figure it out and invalidate it for my own use, then never bothered to go back.
If the masses want to believe in it...I say let them, I found out I wasn't gonna convinced them otherwise.