Thread: Vantage points
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:18 PM   #173
Demetrio Cereijo
Join Date: Nov 2004
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Re: Vantage points

Dan Harden wrote: View Post
Oh hell ya it is. Oh good Lord it most certainly is!! Getting hit or kicked by it, or trying to throw someone who gets it, or seeing your naginata, sword or twin sticks completely blasted right through or controlled as if they had little meaning can be quite alarming. And traditional techniques, for the most part, just simply will not function anymore on someone with good IP/aiki. Hence the reason for so many of the legends or greats in our past.
Too many legends, stories, folklore and narratives on our past. Embellished, aggrandised, poorly documented.

This stuff made and it will continue to make....legends.
Sure. There will be more legends. More narratives, more embellishments, more aggrandisements and more poorly documented heroic feats of martial awesomeness. More folk stories.

What on earth do you think so many teachers are being impressed by? a better way to make a quilt?
They became better than they were. How good were they? Compared with who? Under which standards were they considered good?

Anyway, the only problem is you first have to *get it* to even have or hold much of an opinion *about it* in the first place. Understanding and getting this and then adding a study of (actually *martial*) martial arts is the best edge you can possible have. Period.

Fine. I'm not going to adress the rest of your post. You do not need to adress this one for your answer is not going to be displayed in my screen.

Bye Dan. Happy new year.

Last edited by Demetrio Cereijo : 01-04-2013 at 01:21 PM.

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