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    Is the Tomiki Aikido claim related to this thread as a matter of interest ?

    If the claim of a Godan in Tomiki style is associated with Abbe as the issuer or teacher, then it's instant bollocks. The grades Abbe ultimately issued for Aikido were ratified from Hombu Dojo, Tokyo through Ueshiba Morihei himself. Not Tomiki Kenji.
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    To say that he received any rank in the 24 movement Beijing form of Taijiquan should right away raise an eyebrow.

    The 24 movement form was put together by the Chinese Sports Commission in the late 50s as part of their wushu movement, and was intended strictly for health and fitness with pretty much all other aspects ignored. That answers that question for me. A martial art it is not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sri Hanuman View Post
    To say that he received any rank in the 24 movement Beijing form of Taijiquan should right away raise an eyebrow.

    The 24 movement form was put together by the Chinese Sports Commission in the late 50s as part of their wushu movement, and was intended strictly for health and fitness with pretty much all other aspects ignored. That answers that question for me. A martial art it is not.
    I hope that isn't what he is using to claim rank in Tai Chi. The 24 is standard fare you can learn online, video tape and books before the internet became popular. That is not something to claim any type of rank for in the first place.
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    ..Also with regard to the Sword system Alexander seems to have invented.

    I'd need to see some video footage to be in with a chance of establishing what it's based on because Alexander fails to mention what orthodox koryu-ha or gendai sword systems he studied to gain sufficient knowledge to formulate his own bullshit.

    However, What stands out is his incorrect use of Nihongo.

    Modosu in Japanese means to restore, to put back, to return - here he's trying to use this word to mean NOTO, the correct sword term for returning the toshin (blade) back into the saya (scabbard)

    Similarly, he's using Shutsu which means to leave, pull out - as the word for NUKETSUKE, the correct term for drawing and initical cut of the sword.

    Both modosu and shutsu are incorrect terms contextually when describing sword techniques.
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    Quote Originally Posted by It is Fake View Post
    I hope that isn't what he is using to claim rank in Tai Chi. The 24 is standard fare you can learn online, video tape and books before the internet became popular. That is not something to claim any type of rank for in the first place.
    Unfortunately there is nothing to indicate otherwise. (Unless he choses to sign on, and dispute that.)
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    Jon Alexander on YouTube

    YouTube- Martial Arts Memories, Part 1

    Sword demo on here :

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    I laughed, it's bullshit. Enough said.
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    I don't know much about sword arts, but that sword demo didn't look like bullshit to me. Also, if this guy is a fraud, that doesn't mean that all his students are too. There could be guys out there that have trusted him and believed in him since the 1980's and been graded by him in good faith. I think maybe we should feel a little sorry for them. When the head honcho is a crook, everybody suffers, even the ones who don't deserve to.
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    I don't know much about sword arts
    So your opinion on the video is meaningless.
    Also, if this guy is a fraud, that doesn't mean that all his students are too.
    Your point being what? We should leave him alone so we don't hurt his students' feelings? The victims are pretty much the point of these investigations. If the guy was just delusional we wouldn't care.
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    I don't know much about sword arts, but that sword demo didn't look like bullshit to me.
    Ok, I'll take your comments on face value, so tell me please, in your limited knowledge what appeared to be non bullshit in that video ?

    Neil is in fact correct, your opinion is actually meaningless in this particular situation however I'd still like to know what you think you saw in that video.

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    What I "thought I saw" was a fast, fluent and skilful kata demonstration. I see that the previous two contributors to this thread are swordsmen; so I'd like very much to hear from them, please, as to why my impression was so wrong, and therefore as to why Jon Alexander's sword demonstration is "bullshit."
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