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    Quote Originally Posted by StevePearlman View Post
    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) to a discussion, and most of all to learn other perspectives on the martial way.
    You were here last August, posted another article that reads to me, like the initial post in this thread, as largely a plug for your book. You didn't stick around for any discussion then.
    What style do you practice, may I ask?
    I started judo around 1973, quit in 1978 when I started University, and came back to it in 2003, finally passing shodan in 2011. My judo instructors were Al Few and Joe Lee originally, then Grant Miller and Al again on the return. Al retired from judo last year. The past couple of years my judo practice has only been occasional. I started kendo in 1983 and continue to this day. My kendo rank is rokudan. My sensei is Ken Miyaoka, but I have received instruction from many others.
    Neil Gendzwill
    Saskatoon Kendo Club

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    So one employs words to obfuscate instead of providing clarity?

    Sorry but that is precisely how you are coming across.

    As an example if I say "trapping" yes, the specifics might differ, but "trapping" carries a reasonably accepted meaning.

    That is how communication is possible after all.

    Imperfect understanding leading to better understanding.

    One MUST start somewhere after all.

    As to the other matter, you, yourself state that you wish to be "judged.....upon my ability to contribute" So what have you "contributed?"

    You started a thread some time ago--Aug of last year/2016 that you didn't really bother to really participate in.

    Now you won't answer simple questions from informed people.

    As you are a college professor, let us be Socratic, what are people to reasonably infer from a person saying one thing but doing quite something else?
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    learn lot of new things,

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveM View Post
    learn lot of new things,
    I'm glad you did.

    Someone comes into a traditional MA group and posts such obfuscations, won't provide the information asked for courteously, but looking for.... who knows what? some sort of affirmation? yet unwilling to provide the basic responses to the sort of questions anyone would ask.

    Funniest thing is that I think he teaches critical thinking:

    noun: critical thinking
    the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgement.

    Critical thinking, indeed.

    Lance Gatling ガトリング
    Tokyo 東京

    Long as we're making up titles, call me 'The Duke of Earl'

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