Van Canna Sensei,
Sensei Kaend has a great and fiercesome reputation throughout Orange County in So. California. The owner of the largest MA stores in all of So. California was a great friend of Sensei Kaend. This owner (who passed away this year) would always send referrals to Sensei Kaend whenever he felt that these individuals really wanted to learn traditional karate.
One day a couple of gang bangers (obviously ex-cons) walked into his store and asked the owner where they could find the toughest MA school in all of So. California. The owner asked them if they really wanted to be referred to the toughest instructor and school and the gang-bangers all said yes. The owner gave them directions to Sensei Kaend's and then called Sensei Kaend to warn him.
When these guys showed up Ahti politely took them over, gave them a little background and then asked them each to sit and watch for a while.
Sensei then called out his two toughest senior karateka and asked them to give a demonstration of arm pounding and leg pounding. The two seniors, knowing what was up, proceeded to give each other one of the fiercest poundings they could muster. (Anyone who has experienced Sensei Kaend's classes knows full well what I am talking about). The ex-cons eyes got wide, their mouths drooped open and then they stood up. They each started to feel their own arms and legs, deterrmined that there was no way that they could withstand such an assault, turned around and walked smartly out the door, withut so much as a friendly goodbye.
Since that day (which was many years ago) Sensei Kaend has never had anyone walk through his dojo door with a challenge.