My years of training people here in the United States of America, has been years of social
and physical progression for me. I had touched hands with many groups of people, in my consideration the very best of individuals that I was able to work with - and created a long lasting
friendship with many from state to state and had also extended to other countries. The task that was left in my care was an absolute grand experience for me as an old fashion kun tao and silat teacher. Hopefully I had done a "fair" job of teaching others my cultural arts of Hakka kun tao and
cimande silat. the route out my past was steep in dealing with all sorts of wonderful individuals,
men, women and children.
This weekend will be an official closing of my martial arts career, I will celebrate in Miami, Florida,
and arranged by one of my disciple's Sigung Steven Terrago. I am immensely grateful for the oppurtunity his martial arts association and his family is having in store for me - and also my oppurtunity for sharing "my last best" with them and my caring friends coming from Palm Harbor,
also in Florida. We going to celebrate my bond farwell to the martial arts community here in the
United States of America. I thank my extended family anywhere for their support of me and my family at home - over the years past.
My webside will remain under guidance of Dr Conrad Bui and my other webside for information
relating to my martial arts of my other practitioners through guru's John Malmo webside.
Folks can come in touch with me - through those websides and through the Kun Lun Pai School
owned and operated by Sigung Keith Moffet.
On my retirement I also like to clearly express my feelings considering some individuals
taken off my list of instructors. The ones I had OFFICIALLY dismissed will stay dismissed and
of main reason of my own, I will never ever lay eyes upon them - even if they are standing near me.
It is just humanly impossible for me to be a hypocrite or shake hands with someone I don't like or
someone whom was terminated by me. I will never ever wish any of them any "ill" feelings, I wish
any of them the very best of endeavors to better health in a better futuristic environment.
As my last will, I had re-instated Mr Chass Clements as a historian of the de Thouars brothers.
He is by any means in my grace for being my POSAKA and also awarded a rank of PENDEKAR.
I also had reached out to my brothers, Paul and Victor to burry our hatches as brothers.
Pak Victor and I had already communicated with each other, and was like we never parted.
As for Paul, is totally up to him, what is more important "pride" or a down to earth brotherhood
outside the martial arts?
So far as mr Steve Douglas Gartin is concern, he will never be in my grace again.
He also needs to understand, he was only a 4 years student of me, unfinished and had known me
for many years. I am also not twisting my words - he has broken my trust.
It is not what I had done to him, it is in what he had done to me and my family - caused me of
totally dismissing him. He was the brain and mind behind the schedules against my family, myself
and friends or extended family.
He might had forgotten the DEMAND TO CEASE AND DESIST OF VICTORIA TALLMAN,
MY DAUGHTER AND ASSOCIATES HE HAD THREATENED TO SUE - PAPER WERE DELIVERED - ON MY GATHERING 8 JUNE 2K.
He had no consideration or ever had the thought how I had felt - without considering my consul first.
A 4 years unfinished student was thinkling of taking over my system with his long distance program.
Made remarks on his tapes and also to me with his intent. The discomfort he had caused me and My associates, my daughter Victoria to protect his failing business. I supposed not be in tune or
connected to his intended idea of the far distance progamming. He needs to understand I am still very well connected to all my endeavors. When it comes to my art and my system - I am the boss!
Steve was an excellent practitioner in the beginning - and I had never ever charged him a flat
penney for lessons. He always had free lessons and I consider his expenses as an equal return
for my rendered services for training him. BESIDES MY SENIORS AND I, HAD ALREADY WARNED HIM FOR A POSSIBLE BUSINESS DISASTER.
Time evolving others came and are better trained by me and by far are also better and energeticly inclined with longer stamina. Also when it comes to the bladed arts, I made sure of their training.
For Steve to let me sign a contract for life, was a shame for a student to do. I played the game and wanted to see how far he would take his intent. His contract was a total joke and relates only
to a misrable failure for a business venture. Steve's taping business produced bad quality products
- and the ones produced by my family, other practitioners and associates were superior and more
of an acceptable means in rating. I have given others, who were honest and caring, a free hand to
publically sell any DVD's or tapes they are producing. I have never any problems with them.
All practiced students that are under Steve Douglas Gartin can for certain belong to my exended
family criss cross the board. Except one thing they need to know - NON OF THEM, CAN
BE EQUALLY AS GOOD TO THE PRACTITIONERS TRAINED UNDER ME. THEY ARE FAR
BEHIND MY PRACTICED PRACTITIONERS. They definetly need more training when it concerns kun tao silat. Their oppurtunity is wide ranged and open - they can receive training under Joe Judt,
in Chicago, my trained instructors here in Denver or other places. There is plenty of oppurtunity.
I leave things up to them, train hard or slack off in practice through a far distance learning program.
In my system are only students, practiced leaders, pendekars and sigungs.
My objective for expansion is with Sigung Don Ethan Miller, in Acton, Conn - for the internal
aspects, the folks in Scandinavia, here in Colorado and Hawaii and Guadalajara.
This per haps conclude my commentaries for silat tv, will devote my time with my wife of nearly
48 years and my yard and roses. Will see only the updates on my 2 websides and wish all
the members and Head of systems on silat TV the very best out of my wishes for their martial
progressions. Thank all my friends in Indonesia and else where for their friendship and hope we
remain good friends. In closing my very best to to you all, salam in peace, bapak willem de thouars.
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