Re: Who's your Teacher?
Ledyard Sensei, I knew I could get this out of you! I think I may have been trying to be too PC and as a result muffled my question. You hit ALL the scenarios I was thinking about. The intention of the question is not always in the words that are asked. Some teachers have influenced me with their words and others with their actions. Those are the names that come to mind the quickest when asked.
So I'm guessing there are no right or wrong answers. I notice that when this question is asked in many interviews of Japanese Shihan they normally give a very abstract answer unless they have trained exclusively with someone. I'm thinking they too don't want to offend anyone.
Thank you. That helps.