<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Anderzander:
I feel you have no reason to be concerned. I don't think anyone reading in here would mistake the views posted as being representative of the Yang Family.
I also think that most serious practioners reserve judgment on a teacher until they have met them.
The internet is of course rife with derogatory comments about every teacher you could imagine - I think this further reduces the value of online opinions unless you have some relevant experience as a reader.
I read most things here and havent found anything derogatory about you or your teachings?
nothing to defend here I think.</B></font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Please see the "A question of relevance" thread on the Push Hands forum here for an example of why Sifu Britt is posting these messages.
I am not Sifu Britt, but I have spoken with him recently on this issue, and we both feel his offer to be an issue of fairness. There have been several representations of his teachings on this discussion board that have caught his attention, and he has offered to personally answer any questions that may arise as a result. I can vouch that he and the Wu family's training system in general have been misrepresented on this forum by people who say they are former students of his (although certainly not by the Yang family or their direct representatives, as you say). We would not countenance similar representations of the Yang family or their representatives unanswered on our site if the situations were reversed, once they were discovered.
I stopped posting here a year or so ago myself, rather than risk starting a flame war over the postings in question.
[This message has been edited by Polaris (edited 05-01-2005).]