Rafe some well meant advice
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When I read it I just assumed you didnt mean it to be taken that way but I stand corrected if you do think that Pointy or Myself are bitches.
Okay, guys, I'll be on the road again soon, so I prefer to answer this now, rather than later. The text editor does not work for me, but I am not sure when I will be online again, so I'll answer with stone age C/P. I am usually not like that, but I feel like owe a friendly and honest explanation. This community has done a lot of good stuff for me over the years. This is why I am open to this.
Sorry for the wall of text.
Well, Zendo-Gate, and using TD footage to go after other members. That was a sublime dick move in my opinion. No need to discuss it now. Let's agree that we fundamentally disagree.Quote:
What do I have to do with it?
No idea what you're talking about. Probably, it seemed like a good idea at the time.Quote:
Why are you addressing me in the videos?
It will be good to do that. We will in contact before that, but, yeah, let's do that.Quote:
I PM'd you my phone number; hit me up as soon as you when you're going to be in town and we'll get together. Dude, there is no grudge except your own. Falaffel sounds fucking awesome.
Now, if there's no grudge, I am very glad. My honest impression is that you come here to push some sort of agenda. I have often wondered what it is, if simply some ASA (no offense) nuthugging, or delusion. If this is not the case, I will be glad to know.
Well, if the general consensus is that I lied, that's the way it would go, right?Quote:
I didn't understand this when Zendokan said it, and I don't understand it now. You can not get "ousted" from Bullshido for having a sucky video; all you can get is better, or stay the same.
You read too much into this; I was saying that people here can meticulously reconstruct my training in the last few years, at least what I recorded of it. I cannot find the respective threads any more, though, and I think we talked about you deleting them. Not that much of a big deal to me if it were so, actually. Why would I have a bias against the staffers here? In fact, I think you guys have treated me more patiently than anyone else.Quote:
At the time, I gave you the option of merging your separate training logs, or putting one or more of them in YMAS. Your version in the quote above is disingenuous at best. You imply that the staff has a grudge against you. That is not the case.
As to your other points, no disrespect intended, but I think I answer them in part in my responses to the others.
Do not take this the wrong way, but that was not representative for my striking skills. - More bullshit, you will say. Now, let's check the situation back then, with no ill will, and take note that I haven't watched the video since last year, so I am talking from memory only.Quote:
tl;dr If I'm a better striker than you, you are not a good striker.
I recall you wanted to box only; I was visibly tired, but agreed. When we begun, I chose a wide, KB-style guard. To let you in, because I didn't know what you were able to do. You hit me a few times, and I had trouble to adapt to a boxer's stance. Then you hit me on the nose, and Zendo told us to stop. Yeah, you outstruck me, but then, would the result have been the same if I had not complied to your game, and, say, just insisted on using kicks, too?
I am not saying this because I would care about the event per se, but because people accuse me of lying; I didn't. I trained KB from 2002 till about 2007, pretty regularly; not a good style, and I noticed the shortcomings. Which lead me, ridiculous from today's perspective, but seemingly a good idea then, to cross-train with WC.
As to my other claims from my first post; yeah, I extensively trained Aikido in the 90s, and I was very active in Ninjutsu until 2006, when I left the group after a fight with a teammate.
Now, this all doesn't excuse that my skills have dramatically regressed since probably 2008 or 2009. Something that is easily asserted now, but was not something I was aware at the time.
But let's say that I came to the TD to get motivated again, more than anything else. In fact, without the Eurobullies, I would not do ANY sports at all any more, I think.
Actually, before the TD, I asked who was in for such a thing. I didn't know whether the loser would get one, too. I told Zendo at the TD that I didn't care about it. That I got one and did not care have it revoked after I got it, my mistake. But then again, the person handing it out to me could have objected then and there, too, without it being the kind of drama that it has become now.Quote:
You wanted a TD fist and that negates damn near everything in this post.
What was my reaction in this thread? Did I say "nono, I am chubby Kratos, your argument is invalid"? Or did I say, "thanks for reminding me, I'll go and work on it"?Quote:
As Sambo Steve used to say, "you got caught, deal with it."
Look, I am thankful for the kick in the butt. But questioning my integrity is something different. Portraying me as a liar, that I don't need to take. - Heh, so that is how it feels.
This thread is funny because no one understand why Sirc is blatantly general.
I got it long ago and you guys just reminded me why again, thanks.