The whole Dan Harden / IP phenomenon could be one of three things:
- exactly what they say it is
- a group of martial artists who have convinced themselves that they have found the one true way when in fact they have found one way out of many (even if it is a very good way)
- complete BS
I haven't seen anything to convince me one way or the other, but I think there is a high enough chance of #2 (or maybe #3) that I'm not willing to invest a whole bunch of time, $$ and effort to find out.
Maybe one day my situation will change. I'm not ruling out the possibility.
Conrad, it might help you to consider the backgrounds of the people who have met Dan and been incredibly impressed by what he can do and how easily he can teach others to do it. We're talking about people with decades of experience with direct students of Morihei Ueshiba, many of them having lived a number of years in Japan.
On the other side of the argument, who ya got? Graham?
Show me someone with decades of experience and time in Japan who has met Dan and found him lacking. Give me one name, huh?