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"Ideally, your self-defense will never get physical. Avoiding the situation and running or talking you way out - either of these is a higher order of strategy than winning a physical battle." - Wise Words of Rory Miller, Facing Violence: Chapter 7: after, subparagraph 7.1:medical

"Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider..." - Francis Bacon

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It is written, "When teaching Isshinryu, tell the truth and do not embellish." Who's truth?

Who would be telling truth and who would be embellishing, how do you tell? Again, doesn't this depend on that person's perceptual filtering system. All of that will also contribute to the filters, i.e. who was your Sensei, who was his, what group/tribe/faction and organization that governs the practice. How that person perceived and interpreted his method of practice.

I have read, seen and heard many who profess the truth with sometimes subtle or vast differences. Who is telling the truth and who is not embellishing? How do you determine the answer?

I have written a lot about Isshinryu, its participants, Tatsuo Sensei and Okinawa. I have attempted to speak the truth, my truth. I have worked diligently to remain within that truth and to leave personal embellishments out. In the beginning I was not that successful. Over time I am learning to be successful in this.

What can be done about it? Well, it would be of interest to learn the intricacies of communications and all it uses to create understanding and syntonics with two or more humans. It would be great to analyze the semantics once each tribe/faction presented its truth. This process could enlighten all participants. Finally, the results of the semantics analysis could be formed into a positive communication that could bridge the reality gap the various tribes/factions fell into in the beginning.

Are there an alternatives and choices? Yes, each of us can seek all the information provided from all sources. Read it, read it again, then sit down and write it out and remove anything of a personal nature even if it seems to contribute to the overall message. Take out all negative phrasing. In that document say what can be done, not what can not. Stress positives and positive consequences that can be anticipated as a result of this endeavor.

It must be remembered, "The goal is to lead others to change slowly and gently and with minimal disruption." Remember that did is a word of achievement; try is a word each hour; will is a word of beauty; can is a word of power.

Elgin, Suzzette Haden, Ph.D. "Genderspeak: Men, Women, and The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense." Wiley   & Sons. New York. 1993

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