Quote Originally Posted by robbranam View Post
Sensei Netherland is absolutely legit. i have had the honor to meet and train under this man personally.
His style is a no nonsense combination of aiki jujitsu, aikido, and kempo taught in traditional formal Japanese style. It is NOT a tournament style. It is true martial close combat techniques designed to grievously injure, or kill an opponent.

You lost me here and peaked my awareness, how would you rate the aliveness level in the class? Is it a bunch of one steps or do you guys spar much like what you find at a bjj place or Muay Thai or boxing gym? Are you saying as well that no one competes at any tournaments at all, even the crappy tippy toe point sparring ones? If not how do you measure your skills against a resisting opponent?