John Riggs wrote:
I think this is an apples and oranges comparison.
Indeed, unfortunately however Joe Shmo doesn't know the difference.
One individual here in the UK (lol no... not the one everyone will assume
) Publicly proclaimed on his website that he was...
"The only westerner to have ever been made a MASTER of aikido"
Thankfully that farcical statement was changed following a short email however; I did get a "visit" from a couple of his "boys" to my dojo... Classic entertainment value