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Old 04-15-2013, 04:37 PM   #16
Chris Li
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Re: Has anyone surpassed O'Sensei?

Ron Ragusa wrote: View Post
Well Chris, if it's not a yes/no question then there isn't a definitive answer to "Has anyone surpassed O Sensei?" (and I think the OP was asking the question with regard to technical expertise). If that's the case then fair enough. Subsequent statements regarding the abilities of others, with O Sensei being used as the so-to-speak standard candle of measurement, must be seen in the same light.

Sure, but you're setting up a straw man argument here - I don't think that anyone who's made such statements would say that it's a matter of objective fact.

On the other hand, I also think that there are people who are in very good positions to offer opinions on the matter that have made such statements - including people who were actually there.



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