Hey George , feel free to call me Marcus
I know you perceive me as trying to mount a case against you , this is not the case at all . I for one wish this crap would go away and we could all be more productive .
I really don't remember what I said. I write a lot on these forums and often say things that don't get interpreted as I intended and when I make a mistake, it is an honest mistake. I don't take pleasure in insulting friends or martial art associates.
this Is fine George , I merely posted above to take it out of the discussion , as I said
ut was just a case of human judgement/error and I prefer it be left there , we dont want to cause any more potential embarresment/offence to anyone .
I dont feel it was good judgement , but I beleive you do have the best in mund in your intentions .
It must have been pretty insensitive. Can you refresh my recollection?
You referred to him in the same context as a snake oil salesman , brandishing cure all potions . But this is my recollection , I beleive you did in reference to many EXPERTS
but was unfortuanately poorly articulated .
for the record I hold no ill will , just merely clarifying this point .
I've spoken with Pat a number of times in the past and he doesn't strike me as being a person who would be insulted by an innocent comment or something that might be perceived as an insult. Most of the seniors I know will confront the person and ask for a clarification before condemning that person as you and Van have in my case.
He`s a good guy and has a very thick skin , I doubt any off us have had as much mud slung In our direction , This is really why I did not wish to bring this up , I dont want you , Hanshi McCarthy , Van , myself etc to get to this pointless mud slinging .
You were asked to correct it many times , But this is pointless , I`m by far not out to get you george , if you read my responses to this I dont see any point where I go after you .
I`m just advocating that Oldfist is approached to deal with these things as the rules stipulate , and we not get involved personally as per the rules .
Oldfist has already stated he finds little wrong with the taglines
I don't consider it a big deal, but am just describing a potential point of misunderstanding that is easily fixed.
Van has already he`ll fix anything folks find offensive , just PM him
For the record all
I have nothing but respect for the path youve taken GEM , I quite understand you see me as a negative and perhaps worse , everytime I see a clip or kata of yours etc I have been nothing but impressed .
But I feel Vans points and writings as having just as valid and accurate portrayal , a different angle to approach our learning . The very thing that makes organisations strong .
I regret becoming involved in this thread , If you read my posts youll find no attempt to attack you or flame you .
merely a request to follow policy that seems to have fallen on deaf ears .
I only wish for the forums to continue in the more productive way it has of late .
I would post the quotes of me thanking you for your efforts on the breathing thread , but I`m sure you saw them .
I hope we can all satrt being a little more proffessional abut this ?
All the best GEM