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Old 12-02-2011, 01:28 PM   #96
Dojo: Aiki Kurabu
Location: Elizabethtown, PA
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,110
Re: "stance of heaven (and earth)" and IS

Dan Harden wrote: View Post
Good God. Imagine talking to some people about not moving at all while moving on the inside, or that punching air can give you knock out, bone breaking power. I have read these debates, been in these debates for decades. Never once...not even once.. did it end well for those guys arguing against it. What's the point about telling them how it leads to incredible mobility and stability without tellegraphed motion or wind up?

Ignorance takes on many faces. Phi is right, and you have pointed it out yourself -that since we all know the truth, and we know we are inescapably correct and their opinions always fail, in person, that even when they rage against the machine on the net, we need to hold our temper and try to remain polite. I mean I have been called a liar, a con man, a snake oil salesman, people discussing how much I make (I think an unprecidented slight) and any number of things in these pages, then see people get all huffy when I finally get ticked off. This, after not one of their teachers has been able to handle this, in person. Not even one. And then they all want to train it and we become friends! And I'm the one who has to be patient? Good God!
Yes, I know what you mean - for the most part I have been trying to avoid these antagonistic type of threads lately - however, when a statement is made that is absolutely not true, it is hard to stay out and not provide correct information - not necessarily to try and persuade the source of the incorrect information since some people are just set in their opinion, but more for those that may not have experience in the area being discussed to let them know the opinion of those that do have experience, etc.

By the way, what are you doing posting at this hour - should you not be on the road to somewhere by now?

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