Ghyslain, yet more thanks for your accounts, hopefully you'll stay around and share/verify any other tales from FSD's past.
As regards your most recent post:
This is, I believe, where the Japanese swordwork in their syllabus came from, fashion rather than instruction. This is also the reason that I believe FSD are slow to respond to Tom Kagan's questions as they contain my section questioning their qualifications and abilities in said weaponry.Quote:
Originally Posted by ghyslain
A note to all FSDers, both students and management lurking here: until proven otherwise your Japanese swordwork equals ****. It is my belief that FSD establishment's reluctance to answer questions put forward by Tom Kagan is indicative of their ignorance of any context in this matter. For the sake of the students reading; anyone who is authorised to teach a Japanese sword art will be able to quickly reel off a list of terms and their lineage to prove their authenticity. The names of any legitimate instructor will also be recorded, without exception, at the Hombu of the Koryu in question in Japan. All it takes is a quick series of phone calls to verify this and this information cannot be faked in this manner.
Ghyslain; Was Japanese swordwork introduced whilst you were there?
What were your impressions of it?
From where did the establishment tell you their qualifications came from?