Seriously, Doug, you fail as a LARPer just as you fail at swordsmanship.
I felt like it. Where are the videos of you that you bragged about. I asked you to post them here. are you afraid of the criticism, or maybe they don't exist. Let me see pics of your classes and students, Oh, that's right , you don't have any. So stop BDRing until you show some yourself.
Mr. DeRenzo, my "man the **** up!" remark was a strongly-worded piece of advice; that entire post was intended to give you the other perspective, and suggest how you can handle it with minimal damage to your reputation. I certainly wasn't challenging you to a duel, or some such nonsense - that is what I mean by "chest-puffing."
Regarding my "surreal" comment, you didn't even bother asking what I think is surreal. Yet you decided that I was attacking you with that remark. Are you purposely being an asshole, or is it kind of a "Tourette's Asshole Syndrome" where belligerent remarks just fly out of your mouth without your control towards people who have not directly criticized you?
Neil, regarding my bokken/bokuto statement, the last time I was in Japan I was discussing Iai and Kendo with a native Japanese who studies sword arts. She was the one who told me that. My apologies if that is not the general trend. I just figured she knew what she was talking about, due to her location of study.
I'll play. I'm on the left, helping Kamata-sensei demonstrate kata at a seminar a couple of years ago. If you pay attention, you will see differences in grip and posture between what we're doing and what your student is doing.
The fact that Doug quoted Jeff C who, not only has a more verifiable martial arts record but, is also an instructor with a strangely named school. No offense to Jeff C.
Thing is, Jeff's thread went maybe 18 posts and this one keeps climbing.
Isn't that what he was crying about earlier? He's here for the underdog. Well, you've been talking **** to one of the alleged underdog instructors.
Another Mccray on your part.
Just to make sure you understand Douggie, you are attacking one of the little guys you claim to be defending.
That's why this whole thread is full of fail on your part. I told you to research but, you refused.
Oh good Lord, now I am a strange underdog? LOL!!!!
No offense taken, Fake. You make an excellent point.