GEM I'm not pissed just disappointed. I point out how your words are also rude and insulting and you claim it's a device, just like your being the devils advocate etc. George, you know me by now it’s been a few years. You know I will rise to the occasion when folks choose to personally attack my reputation.
Laird, you totally misread what I wrote and the point I was trying to get across
My words and intended meaning were quite clear to me when I wrote them and although intended to get a rise out of you
You intended to have me respond to the insult George? I don’t think I’ve misread anything. My reading ability is fine sir. You take me to task for my words and then you deliberately bait me by insulting me. Where in the rules is this acceptable? You made a mistake branding a new forum member a troll. Mistakes happen ,we are all human. I suggest you give this more thought, I’m no troll. Just because we disagree on a training method does not make me the disruptive piece of crap you are trying to paint.
When I say Chevrolet *****, I'm not disusing the folks in the factory. I'm dissing the product. You’re choosing not to see the difference.
When I make negative comments about kumite you choose to claim I've offended the Uechi world. Damn it George, I'm part of the Uechi world too. Or at least I was until I realized I was headed in a different direction and no longer was a good fit for the organization. I've gone my own way it's for the best. I'm a minority in the system I have rejected kumite drills. I am following a different path.
I'm not dissing the people in Uechi; many of them are my personal friends. I'm not dissing the Uechi style, It's the style I train......I am Uechi too, it is my root, my base, a very special part of me that I'm proud of and found of. I love this style as much as most other practioners.I love showing this style to other martial arts practitioners.
Where are all of these offended Uechi people George? I’ve been posting on your forums for around 4 years, I’ve not heard from any of them. The only one I ever encounter is you. We frequently find our selves at odds over this.
It is my personal feeling that you some how equate my comments to a personal attack on you or your organization because you all train prearranged kumite. My comments were of a general nature. I did not specify Dan kumite, or any other kumite, once again, Uechi is not the only system that trains kumite drills.
But when you refer to Dan kumite as "robot-ryu", you crossed the line
Once again I did not refer to Dan kumite as “robot-ryu”, you made that leap. If you chose to take me to task for my words,please ensure they are mine.
yet you continue to post comments you know violate these forums' rules.
And the comment is what? Robot-Ryu? Hell man I use that term frequently to describe my own performance and my training partner’s performance, when it becomes to mechanical, ridge, unflowing in nature. This term is not offensive.
I will not let them turn into a verbal slug fest where Uechi practitioners method off training are insulted.
I agree George, but I disagree anyone is being insulted. The only one making this claim is you, where are all these maligned Uechi folk?
I hope he doesn't mind my discussing them here so that we might all learn something about the new art of "word conflict" as it pertains to posting.
If you real cared how I felt about it GEM you would have asked me, what your really doing is saying you don’t care if I like it or not, otherwise we would not be over hear.
If your purpose was to examine the words, so as to improve our posting; your posts would not be full of character assignations. You would not dredge up things from the past. This is not examining my post, this is a witch hunt. As far as I’m concerned this room is not about verbal anything it’s your own private flame war. I will no longer continue any discussions with you as I feel it is going no where. Judging by the pm’s I receive I’m not the only one who has taken a dim view of where you’re going with this thread.
George, I’m sure you can dissect my post and claim I’ve wronged you or insulted you or Uechi or something. I’m trying to tell you your wrong and you just keep coming back at me with all this insulting I’m Uechi stuff. This is not my intent nor has it ever been my intent. If it pleases you I’ll reframe from using the Term “robot –ryu” as you find it personally offensive.
I think we can disagree on the value of prearranged drills and yet still continue to respect each other, don’t you George ?