No you weren't.
Originally Posted by jumpingbum
Well, I guess Lying has become part of the curriculum.
at least now I know who the moron is in the conversation.
I'm a moron he's a bitch but, you can't debate without resorting to personal attacks.
YOU, however, are a bitch.
Who I am is again aside from the point of this thread (Though it is apparent that is not something you are much concerned with).
Originally Posted by jumpingbum
I will however state some details to add some weight to my statements and what info I have revealed throughout this and related threads.
If you were to check my profile you would see that I have been involved with CSC Shaolin Kungfu from 1997 to the present and live in Phoenix AZ. I am not and have not ever been an instructor for any of the CSC's, but was awarded and hold the rank of second black in the CSC kungfu system. I have attended multiple festivals taught by GM Sin The', Sharron Soard, and David Soard, and have studied locally under Tim Catalier, Dave Poleman, and Jacob Rydberg and Laura Adams. I have also attended non-festival classes in Boulder on multiple occasions, and sat on Black belt panels in Colorado Springs, Las Vegas, and Phoenix among others; before, during, and after the time that some of these events took place.
I also know each of the four women who have stepped forward and filed or pressed charges against David Soard. I knew each of them before they pressed charges and have remained in contact with each throughout the incidents and trials. I am not, and have not ever been, involved romantically with any of the women who accused David Soard, but even before these events and their subsequent actions came to light would trust any of them over the Soards. I would without question welcome any of them over to my house.
The Soards however are not welcome. They have disregarded the concerns and warnings brought to them before they were brought to the police, and have demonstrated a lack of the concern for the welfare of their students that would befit their position as instructors let alone "Elder Masters of the Shaolin Art". The Soards have tried to repeatedly hide and bury these situations and retaliate against those who stood against them (not just the students who filed charges, but also those who testified in court). As a result they will never be welcome in my presence let alone in my house.
If you are personally familiar with the events and were active within the art during that time, that should narrow down who I am pretty clearly. If you need it spelled out more for you I was on the Black Belt panel at the Colorado Springs festival (Three Sectional Staff) that the events described in Cynthia's court transcript surround, and helped with Xena while she was totaling up her score sheet.
Also, it is not the same as rape, sexual harassment, or Unwanted Sexual Contact.
Originally Posted by It is Fake
If all David Soard did was have an affair, then that would be an entirely different thing, and I wouldn't have an issue with it being kept private between the involved parties. I'd even consider that an appropriate course of action.
That is not however the issue, or situation, here.
Bodhi108 and It Is Fake:
You're both right. I got emotional. For that I apologize.
I was giving my gut reaction and it was that the whole thing just played on my sense of irony. Cynthia Clark slept around and filed charges.
Ethically I saw that as irony. Politically I saw a man, David Soard, as using his position of power to coerce women into bed. However, overall? The CSCs always gave me the willies. The only CSC that I was truly comfortable at no longer exists - It was in the San Fernando Valley near the UC Northridge campus and run by a school teacher who was coming from North of Pasadena to teach. I don't know what happened , but I can't find it anymore.
I was only a first black. I started in June of 1999 and quit in August 2001. I was out of control because I had undiagnosed bipolar depression (that's emphasized because it isn't bipolar mania) and as such I couldn't keep it together at the school for more than a week at a time. I was weird.
I look back at that time and wonder how I stuck it out as long as I did. I guess I felt somewhere that I needed a 'place to be'. I live in a town where people aren't terribly friendly. It's incredibly conservative. The CSC I attended was an island of liberalism in a sea of unfriendly conservatives. (I know a few friendly conservatives, but they don't live here.)
In any case, I apologize for my earlier posts. I wasn't diagnosed until last May. Flying off the handle until that time was my modus operandi. I have found out that's not unusual for unmedicated bipolar depression. It's not an excuse, but it is a reason.
Takes a big person to own up, much respect.
:) I do try, and thank you. :)
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