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    This is an interesting question to me. In...

    This is an interesting question to me. In brevity, I believe there's a distinction between teaching and certifying. Anyone who knows more than you about something can teach you. Some med student...
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    Hm, well, I guess I came to this site of fellow...

    Hm, well, I guess I came to this site of fellow martial artists in the spirit of camaraderie, believing that I would be judged not on my lineage but on my ability to contribute meaningfully (I hope)...
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    Only because my only official "teacher" from whom...

    Only because my only official "teacher" from whom I attained a rank is a connection I long ago needed to disavow, and none of my present practices relate to that practice. Otherwise, I've had quite...
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    Hi, Mr. Thomas. I appreciate your point. In...

    Hi, Mr. Thomas.

    I appreciate your point. In one sense, yes, of course, we should all be able to articulate what we do in some brevity. And I can. But first a caveat, and then a disagreement:
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    I didn't "make it up" at all, which as the...

    I didn't "make it up" at all, which as the connotation of finger painting. I did (and do) extrapolate it from what I've learned and principles as I understand them.
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    I teach armed and unarmed techniques, including...

    I teach armed and unarmed techniques, including striking, locking, throwing, trapping, groundwork, knife, stick, staff, and flexible weaponry. I root my teachings in martial principles as I wrote...
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    Mr. Boyd, Thank you for alerting me to the...

    Mr. Boyd,

    Thank you for alerting me to the discussion thread on my other post, and certainly to the Menkyo's presence there. For some reason, I had stopped receiving notifications of posts on...
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    What style do you teach?

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    What style do you teach?

    Iím hardly a soccer expert of any sort. Iíve watched soccer. My son is learning soccer. Iíve attended his lessons. But I in no way purport to understand the...
  9. The article isn't from the book.

    The article isn't from the book.
  10. Hi, sir. Thank you for the welcome. I had...

    Hi, sir. Thank you for the welcome.

    I had hoped only to raise a genuinely thoughtful point of discussion about the arts. I've been training in the arts for over thirty years; I don't follow a...
  11. The Scarcity of Real Combative Training: Miyamoto Musashi and Misty the Cat

    The Scarcity of Real Combative Training: Miyamoto Musashi and Misty the Cat
    Steven J. Pearlman, Ph.D.
    www.PraxisMartialArts.com

    ďTo cut and to slash are two different things. Cutting, whatever...
  12. Thread: Hi!

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    Hi!

    Just a quick hello to all my martial brothers and sisters out there. Thank you for allowing me to join the discussion.
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