Why won't the shihans who come to train with you post on this forum in defense of the things that you are saying about the origins and nature of Aikido?
Where are the quotes of Takeda Sensei describing Aiki as In Yo Ho?
Which of my quotes from Harmony of Nature do you not agree with?
Which of these quotes do the ASU teachers who train with you, in your opinion, not agree with?
Do you continue to claim that I have misrepresented Saotome's teachings, as quoted, in this discussion thread?
Do you have permission to speak for them on this matter (as you often do)? I made the mistake of assuming you did previously, given your statements, but was mistaken at least in some cases.
I will tell you what people have told me about why they train with you when I have permission to do so. When people who train with you contact me, as several have done in private, they immediately ask me not to quote them... so I am honor bound not to do so. Kind of funny that they always speak off the record about why they train with you. I suspect the reasons may not be as you assume.
Start a thread such as "The comparative worth of analysis of martial movement relative to the rank of the observer"
Maybe Jun will do it for you and move your off topic posts over there.
At first glance you certainly would seem to have a sound argument huh?
How can this be?
How can a low ranked fellow have any opinions worth listening? I've said as much to several of your arts shihans when they were helpless to do anything to me.
So go ahead and give it whirl.
When you place the new thread, I can use it to ask you some questions. Like;
Why have 14 Shihan from different Aikido organizations come to train with me?
And I will expect from you a rational response.
Why have over seven hundred Aikidoka and Chinese Martial artist come to train with me- many of whom are mid-level ranked teachers themselves with decades of experience?
I will expect a rational response there as well.
I don't want to deal with your continued distortions of what I say and you putting words in my mouth though. I will prefer that you use quotes. So go ahead and get started and maybe we can have a rational discussion....there. Look at it this way. You feel put upon by a group of posters who you think I am in cahoots with, when in many cases of your arguing here I only knew a few people. If you start a new thread questioning the value of my opinions and observations, maybe you can reverse it have people join what you see as "your side" in the ensuing discussion.
Or maybe you will meet dozens of people who outrank you who will staunchly disagree with your assessments. Either way it seems fair?
So lets leave this thread to talking about faked photos and statements.