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Old 12-24-2012, 07:46 AM   #29
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 816
United Kingdom
Re: Multiple attackers, using their idea of what is happening against them

A research can not be *spoon fed*, it is either presented or not. You *state* that you made a research and it seems that you are happy with your conclusions, whatever they may be - we don't know. This is not the same as *presenting* in a coherent and clear manner. Here is an example how one can go about this
  1. The recognition of a historical problem or the identification of a need for certain historical knowledge.
  2. The gathering of as much relevant information about the problem or topic as possible.
  3. If appropriate, the forming of hypothesis that tentatively explain relationships between historical factors.
  4. The rigorous collection and organization of evidence, and the verification of the authenticity and veracity of information and its sources.
  5. The selection, organization, and analysis of the most pertinent collected evidence, and the drawing of conclusions;
  6. The recording of conclusions in a meaningful narrative.

Perhaps it is more accurate to say that after reading Aikido Journal, various books and blogs you formed some sort of personal opinion. There is nothing wrong with that, but don't expect people to accept your opinion as a fact.

Regarding "hobby", as in "An activity done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure", I think that most of the members of this forum fall into this category (including you perhaps) so the remark about "hobbyist" doesn't make much sense to me.

BTW, the common theme to the videos is "leading the actions of opponents", the strategic goals are different off-course, but hopefully you can see the similarity.