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    Quote Originally Posted by drummerboy
    There are other reviews there that are positive though and the average customer review is 4 out of 5 stars., so who knows. But there's only 22 reviews in total, and that doesn't smell like anything "best selling".
    From reading the reviews, I believe the breakdown of the reviews is as follows with respect to their affiliation:

    5 stars
    7: definite students/grandstudents
    4: probable students/grandstudents
    2: unclear; possible students/grandstudents
    3: unclear
    (NOTE: only one person said point blank "my sifu helped write this book"

    4 stars
    1: unclear; possible parent of student/grandstudent

    3 stars
    1: no affiliation w/HFY

    2 stars
    1: no affiliation w/HFY
    1: unclear; possible ex-student/ex-grandstudent

    1 star
    1: unclear; possible ex-student/ex-grandstudent
    1: unclear
    Last edited by Tom Kagan; 1/14/2006 7:31pm at .

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    Question a GM? Yes. Be disrespectful? No.

    People tend to mix the two. GM title doesn't equal unquestioned respect. Respect has to be earned as someone else said.

    The problem is people feel the title Grandmaster is the same as someone earning a title. It is funny how we can question Doctors, educators, Politicians, and damn near anyone else with no questions.

    Yet, you get people whinning about GM's with no qualifications.

    The picture looks altered IMO.

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    I fail to see the problem as long as you have good reason. As stated earlier, if my doctor did something I didn't like and was medically unsound, I'd criticize him. If my boss acted like an ass and I left the job and my bud wanted to work there, I'd tell him what to expect. And if my GM is an ass, then he's an ass and can be criticized. GM's aren't Gods or forces of nature; despite the claims of some people, they are human, and they can (and do) screw up, just like the rest of us.

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    Course you can.

    I ain't got any of this shaolinny respecty stuff. I respect people for what they do, not what their name tells me they can do. I attended a seminar by a grandmaster, and indeed a grandmaster he is. But many things and many philosophies he had I did not agree with and I had no problem in saying so.

    They're, as has been said, just people.

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    Taoism and legalism

    In Chinese tradition, which is formed by taoism and the legalist teachings of K'ung fu tzu (confucius), a student owes loyalty toward his teacher. This however does not prevent him from questioning his teacher, in fact it is encouraged. Further, if the teacher proves unworthy of loyalty and respect, for instance by teaching crap, the student is not required to show loyalty to his teacher.

    The idea of unquestioning loyalty is most likely an imitation of japanese traditions.

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