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Old 04-26-2011, 05:48 PM   #24
Tony Wagstaffe
Location: Winchester
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,211
United Kingdom
Re: Is Aikiweb an open Aikido Forum ? Or is it a

Graham Jenkins wrote: View Post
Tony: if my aikido was the worst in the world, or non-existent (which I frequently assert), that would make your aikido no better (those who seek to make themselves look good by putting others down are known as bullies, by the way): it is what it is - in an absolute, not relative, sense - and if you can only look good in comparison to someone who's been training for a little over two years, then isn't that worrying, given that you've trained for decades, and attained the grade of fourth dan?

I wasn't competing, Tony - I wasn't saying 'You look shit - i'm way better.'; I was 'telling it like it is' - so how good or bad I am is irrelevant.
What is relevant is the fact that you make claims that are completely outlandish, based on reality (i.e., your aikido).

The difference between you and I is that you go around claiming to 'have it', and deriding those who are honestly trying; and I openly say that I am terrible, and I want to learn - and that there are many people out there who don't practice non-resitance with resistance, whose aikido I am in awe of.

My 'daddy'...? What are you talking about?
You exist on a level of pettiness, and childishness which most people outgrow with adolescence; perhaps this attitude of conflict, and combativeness helps explain your aikido, and lack of ability to grasp and respect the point of view of others, when it differs from your own.

Good luck with it, anyway: i'm secure with who I am; you don't seem to be, though. That's a shame.

Good day.
As I expected, come on Graham lets see it, nothing to be ashamed of, is there? I just want to see what you can do that's all..... I'm very secure in mine to...... I'm just very inquisitive as to what people are hiding as to what they are saying, nothing wrong with that is there?
I don't claim anything , just as it is, as you say, thank you.....
Graham Christian can do it and I except what he has to say on what he does. At least he is honest about it.... That I can respect.....

Last edited by Tony Wagstaffe : 04-26-2011 at 05:50 PM.
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