Good Luck Dan Anderson
We at the WMAA would like to wish Dan Anderson good luck with his endeavors to propagate his MA-80 organization. It was an interesting ride while he was a member of our organization and has left us with some very lasting memories. We hope his martial art journey is very rewarding.
Datu Tim Hartman
World Modern Arnis Alliance
Well..if these guys didnt want input from the peanut gallery then perhaps this shouldnt be in a public forum eh? For that matter why do you care? :idunno:Bester said:The message in question:
Looks like any other "neutral" seperation statement I've seen. I've seen similar notices when people have left or been force to leave jobs under less than pleasant circumstances.
Encouragement is not the same as endorsement. I've told many people "Good Luck" when I really meant "Sod Off."
Anyway, what do you care? Working on a sokeship or know anyone who is?
Dan Anderson said:The key here is that RP never publicly clarified any of the titles. The recipients have but up to his death, RP never did. I include the senior master title I recieved as well. What was publicly verified and validated was numerical rank. I do not doubt that things were said behind closed doors. Hell, how many of us were privately slated to be the successor?
Too many. that is what I mean by my remark.
That sounds like you're speaking about someone specific. Well damn it man, name names. Don't drop hints and tease us like that. Call a spade a spade already!DoxN4cer said:Bester really hit the nail on the head.
FWIW, Dan Anderson is a class act. He makes every imaginable attempt to be friendly with everyone. No matter who screws him, he won't say a bad word about them. Moreover; he is man enough to settle his differences with people person to person, and if it cannot be resolved he's happy to quietly let it be. Furthermore; Dan's presentaion of Modern Arnis/MA80 is clean and damn near unadulterated RP Modern Arnis. He does not scrub material from videos and seminars of other prominent FMA instructors and inrtuduce them as "innovations" the Professor's art or independently discovered "new concepts". He's honest about what he does. I doubt that many of his critcs can say the same.
I've seen alot of the past pissing, moaning and game playing. Bunches of nobodies, think they should be somebodies, can't let their deeds speak for them, so they play games on the internet. It's all best left in the past. We shouldn't light the shadows nor should we dishonor the dead.All this fuss two years after the Dan Anderson/WMAA split would certainly lead a reasonable person to believe that it is all orchestrated to draw support away from Dan's training camp. It's all territory that has been visited before. Do we really want to go there again? Hmm?
Yup. It'll prove it's worth or not over the next few years. I even heard there was a rumor they were going to get Brad Pitt to play Mr. Anderson in a movie version of one of his books. (just kidding, sorry ladies.)It's Dan's gig. Leave him to it.
My understanding is that something is plannen, but it's not spoken of at this time. I'm not a member of the Buj, so am not privy to the info.Tgace said:Little tangent Bester, but has Dr. Hatsumi initiated any plan to prevent these same issues with his art when he eventually passes?
Bester said:That sounds like you're speaking about someone specific. Well damn it man, name names. Don't drop hints and tease us like that. Call a spade a spade already!
DoxN4cer said:I snipped you post for brevity, Dan. No dis...
The Professor said a lot of things behind a lot of closed doors. I think that often it may have been just what his audience at the time wanted to hear. Yes, I know it's not a nice thing to say. However, you can't deny it. I too have been present when the Professor told me (and people around me) "how he really felt" about certain people. These statements, however, were not for the public and would simply cause more friction.
One things for sure; everyone thought that they got what the wanted, and everyone felt like the #1 student in his presence.
Rich Parsons said:Honestly, Yes I miss everyone.
And in the other corner, weighing in at 265 pounds, the Oregon Destroyer, Dan The Karate Man Anderson!!