Since you sound like a level headed person, I will let you know where I coming from. I beat to my own drums, so to speak. I'm not a "Nuthagger", I don't "Belong" to any organization......Many have tried to get me to be in theirs, including OBLS. I respect all the people who have cross paths with me pointing the way. At the end of the day, I don't care who you have train with or not. How do you move? What do you bring to the table? Can you back what you say you can? Is more improtant to me, along with character of the indivdiual. People are to much into "Name Dropping " and "Azz Kissing" to get ahead. I don't approach it that way. In my opinion in martial arts it comes down to "The Indivdual", nothing more, nothing less. By name dropping who I trained with doesn't make dam sense to me and it don't make my students/friends better because of who " I TRAINED WITH". This isn't the 80's no more. I know that's how its done, but trust me Joe with I say I never do things because that's the way there done. To me, there is a time and place where the martial artist has to stand on their own to feet and be accountable for themselves. Secondly, no one can make you better but your self in anything in life that worth a dam thing. People are blinding following, instead of being accountable in their own learning process and training. I totally think "MARTIAL ARTS BY ASSOICIATION" is more Bullshto than anything else....The way I think, like "IT" or not everyone....
Have A Great Day, Joe! I*_*I
Keep "IT" Real,