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Old 05-05-2011, 08:46 PM   #136
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Re: Tadashi Abe and Kenji Tomiki and their criticism

Oisin Bourke wrote: View Post
Fair enough, but you did comment that you had some level of understanding of what Shihan level practitioners (In Daito Ryu in this case) were doing from video clips.I believe you also have had some experience of DR when in Japan, so I was interested to read you point of views on this.

You also mentioned that senior teachers like Yamaguchi could do some skills, but could not explain or analyze what they were doing,
and that the "Japanese" model is an inferior vehicle for transmitting these skills compared to the "Western" model.

I don't disagree with this view BTW, but surely an open transmission of these skills includes open discussion an analysis?

Most people interested in this area are complete beginners in any event.
What exactly would you like to discuss and analyze Oisin? Just some aspect of internal power? While I do not disagree with Chris that it is a nebulous subject, I do feel it is one that can be discussed to some degree, with the caveat that you either have to at some point accept that what you're being told is possible or (and even better) actually get out and go work with some people who have some level of demonstrable skill so that you can feel that it possible.

Last edited by chillzATL : 05-05-2011 at 08:48 PM.
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