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Old 02-09-2011, 05:09 PM   #26
kewms
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Re: New Internal Style of The Wooden Staff

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David Skaggs wrote: View Post
So if Tenyu's stuff works that will validate his new Aikido style?

David
Actually, if the stuff he is teaching works, it will show that Read Sensei is a good teacher.

I was making the more general point that anyone with any amount of experience can open a dojo and declare themselves the "master" of a "new" style.

A few of those people may even be once-a-generation martial geniuses. But the safer bet is that most of them are charlatans until proven otherwise. And I would say that the chance of charlatan-hood is inversely proportional to the amount of experience: how many people do *you* know who could master a single style in six years, much less invent a new one?

Katherine

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