We're speaking again? Good. I have missed the witty reparte of our discussions.
I did not have to reach out to my "peers". In case you missed it my "peers" have been right there with me all along.
Where did I stumble? (I don't wear robes, I just wrap a towel around myself, and I don't run to answer the door when I'm showering, if someone knocks then they were obviously uninvited and unnanounced and so I feel no compulsion to answer the door) What portions of my posts are you not getting the tone of?
Maybe you're right though. Maybe I don't have any TCC inside me and I'm just one of those hacks who wants to take your money and am steering you wrong.
I trained in a Yang family offshoot style for nearly two years, learning the form, push hands and a bit of it's applications.
I've taken instruction with one of the best Sifu's on the planet, Sifu Wu Kwong Yu, his family (including but not limited to Si Kung Wu Tai Sin) and his disciples, for over a decade. I have put in the time and effort to learn that system up to the Senior Student level in their system, and have allready had my Sifu judge my character and it was not found lacking. In fact, after my character was judged I was trained, in depth, in the Wu family push hands and martial applications and I have the honor and priviledge of receiving Sifu's permission to teach his system to others. And, coincidently, am closely related to two of his disciples. In my time I was the first instructor of many beginners in his families traditions that are, today, Senior Students and even Disciples in their own right of that family and it's tradition.
Do I still lack the elusive quality of TCC? Well...
I have been taking instruction in the YCF style now for two and a half years under the tutelage of a teacher who has both Grand Master Yang Zhen Duo's and Master Yang Jun's permisson to teach their transmission. I have been training in this styles forms, push hands and martial apps the entire time. My current instructor has obviously not found any lack in my character, as he's been busily pushing me further and further down the road to the "real deal" with every lesson. Very soon, I will have the priviledge and honor to meet Master Yang Jun. I sincerely hope he doesn't see any major defects in my character and gives me the benefit of his experience and wisdom of his families traditions.
So while I'm, most definitely, lacking in the qualities of TCC itself as pointed out to me by your far seeing eye, several people have allready judged my TCC character, while I watied patiently, and none have found me lacking so far.
I'm not our there throwing around insults to them or their art in the vain hope that by doing so someone will kick loose their secrets to me. I don't believe that if I snark about it long enough I'll eventually get someone to let me in the door, I'm in the thick of it learning, and teaching, a bit more each day.
But, if I don't have TCC by now, I guess I never will.
By the by...
Who's your Master? How long have you trained and who have you trained with? Who has judged your character and found it up to the standard to not only learn thier traditions but to pass on their families art to new students?
Awfully nice to hear from you, old chap. Drop back in and enlighten me further.