Originally posted by yilisifu
Yes, that would be a good way to describe him. He's still that way, too.
He's a wonderful teacher; a piece of karate history that's still walking around.
Actually compared to the time I first met him he has mellowed somewhat.
I was actually pretty scared of him after I first met him.
Then again I was a young kid that thought I knew everything and had just gotten my a$$ handed to me by him during our first encounter. (I was literally thrown around his dojo for about 45 minutes and there wasn't a damn thing I could have done about it)
That was the Okinawan way of saying "Welcome to my dojo" I guess.