"The sensei only make a little movement and the oponent to collapse... this is realy realy FAKE!!!!
The physics means that's not possible
There is the True Aikido but this is a joke"
I responded with - "Well you can't please them all! I know that I am not a kata guru, but it wasn't THAT bad. Actually I almost see this as a compliment because I am beginning to do work that in some people's eyes looks impossible."
First, forgive me my comment about your beautiful art... I just would want to comment only one movement your, the movement that you just move a little your right arm and your opponent falls, just this and no the whole video...
I really like your art too much, but I think that this movement isn't necessary and isn't effective...
Forgive me once again..."
He even subscribed to my channel.
Then I got this constructive piece of criticism from another hot head.
"what the fuck!@!@!@ you seriously suck... you don't face palm them! you take them down from the chin! your a fat american! go die unless you learn this! face it!"
OK, so my first impulse is to delete it or to snap back a biting remark. After looking at the videos this guy posted I realize he is a kid, whose manners are removed by being anonymous on the web. Instead of ignoring the kid I decide this is an excellent teachable moment.
I respond with...
"I understand it is difficult to see what you do not understand.
I look forward to training with you someday in the future. I will write off your disrespectful tone as a sign of immaturity and inexperience. The true nature of budo is 'Jita Kyoei' mutual benefit, or 'together we shine'. I suggest you learn stand together rather than tearing others down.
If you actually train I am looking forward to seeing a video of you and your club."
The next day I get a response...
"ok... ok... but seriously you really don't use there face it's there chin its more affective and wont break there nose"
I have had many exchanges like this in the past few years. I have found it is an interesting way to play with Aiki on the web. How can I change a hostile attackers energy in less than 400 characters? How can I bring harmony to a dynamic encounter?
E-kido, the art of harmony on the web. I guess if you do it from an Iphone it might be I-kido.
The first key is to have a thick skin. Stay centered. Why does it matter what some guy thinks? This sounds easy to stay calm but I remember from my early internet days I would burn with anger for hours over insults like these.
Stop by Sensei Strange's YouTube Channel and insult me sometime! ;)