You don't get it, do you Gregg?
There are no shihans off the mat.
There are people with more knowledge and practice than other people.
We are all human beings of equal ability, and some of us have a sense of humor about it?
Lighten up ... life is too short to be that serious.
Read the art of war. What I said is merely a paraphrase of some of the instructions found there.
Remember as you complain, "you most dislike in others the things you dislike in yourself."
If you can learn to work with that, then go ahead and write to who ever you want.
But in writing this disciplinary note, consider ... you have wanted to say what I have been thinking, or are you angry because someone who is not a high mucky muck in the lodge of the grand phu-bah makes sport of the thoughts gathered from so many sources in the martial world? My opinions, or don't I have a right to think?
I guess that was uncalled for ...
I will leave it though .... as a jab at the ego of some practitioners who have not found the humor of life, or the have not learned that someday you need to see the world through eyes of equality, not the caste system.
Maybe it is I who am deluded in sizing up other people, situations, encounters that can be handled with words or actions? Could be my encounters with senators, congressmen and celebritys out drinking and whoring with bodyguard at hand that makes me so cynical.
When you are out there, in the middle of situation that can't be settled by words, you have to know when to throw a table, twist a few arms, or get the hell out of dodge.
Either way, you gotta get a grip on this Aikido worship thing.
Hey ... I just woke up in the middle of next week. Give me a break.
(Middle of next week ... been knocked out? ...or haven't you ever seen someone knocked out for a while by a clip to head?)