Daren Sims wrote:
You asked for my source. My source is Tamura Sensei. His credentials are freely available.
Its there in black and white.
O Sensei, defining Aikido says:
"Aikido is lrimi and Atemi"
Shifting blame? see it any way you like.
You called me on my source. I've stumped up.
So a quote by Tamura attributing a comment to O-Sensei is, in your mind, a valid source for you to give direct attribution to O-Sensei? I think I'll pass on this one.
I called you for your statistic...nothing in return bar refusal to acknowledge what is there for all to see.
What statistic did I claim? I offered a general opinion, and very clearly so if you'll go look, so your demand for a statistic is childish. If you want to go on a public forum and take a stand implying you think western Aikido is pretty realistic martial arts, I'm not going to get in your way. It's puzzling why you want to argue that point, though, given the easily obtainable consensus. Go on rec.martial-arts and tell everyone that you think Aikido is an effective martial art, if you'd like to see where you stand. You'll probably get a reasonable number of direct personal challenges.