Thread: Walt Bushey?
11/12/2011 11:55pm, #21
Just for some cross-reference, I see that Mr. Bushey has been mentioned here at Bullshido in the past.
Mentioned in first post of this thread:
11/13/2011 2:51am, #22
Mr. Bushey, I suspect you're keeping an eye on this thread so I would like to ask you about what I saw within the Penn and Teller video.
Would you care to elaborate for me how important the principles of marksmanship are, and why good control over the operation of the trigger - especially on a weapon platform specifically designed for long range target interdiction is important. But more specifically, Mr. Bushey, why those basic skills appeard to be absent from the video.
As with just about every instance where I'm involved in these thread discussions, I'm happy to provide you with validation of my own exerience/expertise. Just to ensure you're fully aware that I'm not some keyboard Walter Mitty, and that I do actually possess the skills/qualifcations of an instructor with operational warfare experience.
My status as a serving member of the Armed Forces has already been validated with this site's legal team together with my qualifications as an expert marksman."To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".
11/13/2011 11:38am, #23
And claims of being a PJ are quite a claim. While they don't get as much press as SEALS or Delta, they are as elite of an organization. They have a washout rate of around 90% before they complete their training.
If I were considering dropping coin on anybody making claims of Spec Ops experience these days I would expect some proofs. And the people making those claims shouldn't take offense from that.
11/16/2011 9:32pm, #24
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Our agency is like that too. When someone applying for a job here makes claims of spec-ops experience, the officers doing the background investigations make the calls and do the appropriate interviews to make sure those claims are true. We can't have officers making false claims about military service, it makes our agency look dishonest. By the way, that particular background investigation happened in this case and he is still employed with us. Just throwing that out there.
As an aside, if someone asked me if I would shoot a .50 CAL at a gas tank, my response would respectfully be "hells yeah!" I'd make sure my tagline read "random redneck" so as to avoid this type of discussion. I do have operational experience eradicating the prairie dog scourge, that should count for something.
11/16/2011 9:41pm, #25
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11/16/2011 9:53pm, #26
I sent my DD214 (with ssn and a few other sensitive things blacked out of course) to the admins here to get my mil tag. And Sam Browning called me at work to verify my LEO claims. I guess you kind of get used to people looking for proof around here. Perhaps others take offense to that sort of thing...I've got nothing to hide lol. Anybody want to see my ARCOM certificate? LOL!
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11/16/2011 10:01pm, #27
I'm not a Trad Japanese arts guy so take this with a grain...
I have to say that I can see Rock Ape's point. That move seems like a next to impossible technique to make work in real life where a sword blade has to be met with that small handguard. Is that seen in most Japanese Sword arts?
11/16/2011 10:12pm, #28
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11/16/2011 10:18pm, #29
Perhaps my understanding of what Koryu is/means is lacking (or if this is a Koryu art Im looking at), but I thought most authentic trad Japanese arts like this had a fairly standard...well "standard" in regards to basic techniques.
Again... I'm nothing more than an armchair Samurai in these types of Arts.
11/18/2011 6:51am, #30
Firstly I've been involved in Japanese sword arts (both koryu and gendai) long enough to be in a position to recognise what I see in such supposed techniques. In addition to my own study, I have my own teacher(s) and friends involved in the same or similar arts who've also expressed their own opinions which mirror my own. That's enough for me to make an informed and educated opinion.
Secondly, Just because they're Japanese doesn't preclude them from being wrong or deluded. I can provide you with video evidence of Japanese teachers being epically stupid and equally deluded about their ability and art.
Suggesting I should fly to Japan to discuss this with Sekiguchi is a fallacy and a weak retort. Who put that video into the public domain ? People should be responsible for their actions, if someone puts a video of themselves doing something which others think is stupid, they better damn well be prepared to accept those comments, otherwise don't publicise yourselves in such a way.
Sorry but I simply don't believe you. I can't say it any clearer than that. Given that your teacher has previously posted youtube videos of his training, there shouldn't be an issue in you posting one of you doing that same waza, at what you claim is full speed. I'd really like to see that, and, you proving me wrong in the process. Would you do that ?
Study of a koryu isn't focused on that at all, especially a sword specific system. The curriculum exists, you study it regardless otherwise you're wasting your time, you can't determine whether you "discard" a technique or not, that's not for you to decide. However; senior MJER teachers in my country who also study under Japanese teachers have stated that the technique in the video DOES NOT exist in any orthodox MJER curriculum - so where does it originate please ?
Could you also tell me what the specific name of that waza is, (the Japanese name) I'd like to research it.
.. And kill you ? seriously, do you know how stupid that sounds just on it's own merit ?
I note that you haven't commented specifically on my post where I critiqued Mr. Bushey's skill at arms within the P&T show? Specifically the absence of basic skills which one would expect someone like Mr. Bushey to be 'old hand with.
Here's a final thought from me today. If what you do can't stand up to the small amount of scrutiny/critique I've leveled toward it, what does that say about its credibility in general? I commend you for standing your corner and speaking out but you're not substantiating anything or really doing yourself justice, are you.
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