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Old 11-05-2009, 10:09 PM   #46
Kevin Leavitt
 
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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.

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