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    Philisophically speaking to my understanding, I had hurt several of my associates for

totally ending  my public seminars and also of commiting my self for doing a workshop for them.

It saddened me for their lack of undersanding and not puting them selves in my shoes.

As a teacher and one of a total different culture an customs, I am not required to explain

every nit picking thing to anybody. As a teacher I always had to give a lending ear to people's

whining, may not necessarily be any of my associates or even friends - mostly also outsiders.

Afterall I have paid my dues!

   When I was still working for a living, I took on all sorts of jobs - and at times was even working

three jobs, a full time one and partime somewhere else. To feed family and buy clothes for

my kids. Even did unloaded box cars with Porland cement for days after days and months after months. This I did during the mornings and at night woked my regular job for another 10 or 8 hours,

working in manufacturing plants. Might not be of inrest to you, but some of my associates need to know, I have never complained how tired I was, I figure is non of anyone's business.

A reaon when I was teaching people, they were victims of my physical abuse. I could not speak English very well and had them physically attack me and  in turn I was gracefully defending my self.

ASK MY OLD STUDENTS, I WAS NEVER A PLEASANT GUY TO DEAL WITH.

The students who stayed, my seniors can attest of my troublesome behaviorism toward othes,

working all those jobs and teaching martial arts at the same time, and only weighing soaken wet

the most 135 pounds, is not easy to reckon with.  

    Nobody had known, I always kept to myself, I developed in the long run, for lack of rest and

appropriate food intake, pancreatic cancer. Laugh if you like, but I indeed was suffering that for

several years and the treatment was painful and straineously eating my energy. The special

treatments I was given, finally made me to recover HEAVEN AND HELL, because I was just to

mean of giving up. A reason I hated whiners around me!

    When my three other brothers Maurice, Paul and Victor and my self did a one time workshop

together at Guru Dan Insoanto's Martial Arts Academy, I met guru Don Ethan Miller, who

at the time was training there. We had developed a geater friendship that anyone else could ever

imagine. Not one of my friends had ever cared, because I don't want them too. They didn't know

of my situation and gladly no one knew, how I had to struggle. Sick of listening to someone elses

wisdom of b******* and blaming me for being a non caring ass h*** for a friend.

I better be a straight up front A****** than half of a A******.

   It was Don Ethan Miller who introduced me for doing seminars or workshops - no one else did.

Again and again he is my best friend, partner, and associate on the road.  With Don as we did made an agreement, we are doing still our Tai Chi or internal kun tao farm together at his house

dojo in Mas.

   Because of me unable to deal with the arrogance of students and associates, for wanting to have things always their way and their way alone, even when it considers my martial arts - I terminated

several individuals not on my list of teachers. I am glad they are gone and done, I don't want to see

any one of them anymore.  I am sick looking at their general's uniform and they always acting

like the grace of superiority over others.  A reason why I think martial  arts sucks, because of those

individuals. Some sudents thought that they could walk all ove me, for not being connected, and

I am so stupid, that they wanted to make me famous - I am not famous, I just put in time of sharing

my blood, swet and tears with people.  My family name of de Thouars is world history and also European history. Those "wackedup" jobs like Steve Gartin, an ugly white man, had drain my

energy and time for teaching him. I say this openly of him still thinking to be my best student,

while being so lazy that he wanted only doing the far distance program with his other teachers,

he claimed that he studied under. Let him QUIT recognizing me as his teacher, a good student

don't dishonor a teacher and his family and his friends. A good student don't let a teacher sign a

STUPID  contract for a stupid taping business, and dishonor a teacher who had given him always 

free lessons and hospitality, him and his associate Chess Clements. YOU BOTH HAD THREATENED MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY, I WILL ALWAYS HATE AND HATE YOU FOR THAT.

YOU STEVE DOUGLAS GARTIN I AM NOT SCARED FOR YOU OR YOUR ASSOCIATE, I WILL

FACE YOU TWO ANYTIME WITH YOUR BULLDOZER TACTICS. I KNOW YOU ARE WALKING FREE AROUND, AND QUIT PLAYING YOUR DRAMATIC LIFE THAT AMOUNT TO S***.

 I WILL NEVER ACKNOWLEDGE OR RECKOGNIZE THE AMERICAN KUN TO SILAT, I HATE

THAT GROUP. THEY ARE DISHONORING MY MARTIAL PRACTIE AND I HAVE TRAINED AND WORKED SO HARD FOR A LIFE TIME OF PRACTICE.  SO THE TWO OF YOU FEEL HEREBY INSULTED AS YOU HAVE DONE TO ME FOR YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARS!

    The group still training under me, I feel he most comfortable for being around them, they

never whine or complain or smoke POT, they just train and train. I am not required to be somebody

else but me, myself when I am with them. They train hard, they fight hard and I am glad I don't

have to kiss up to sombody.

    So I said it again, I quit  while the going is GOOD and hope my associates who were hurt

for me not telling them my reason, and some of my old frieds whom I parted from, always wanted to have the last word  - have the last word for only you.

    I will always thank guru Dan Inosanto for guru Don Ethan Miller.

In closng please be at peace and salam in silat, bapak willem de thouars.

 

  

 

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Hello Great GrandMaster my Uncle, I understand it when we follow our Hearts Path . Then and Only Then can we TRULY come FULL CIRCLE IN THE WHEEL OF LIFE>>>> You are also a Very great Healer, One Greatly Recognized by the Master Warrior and Healers of China... Many have sought you out to find the WarriorShip Arts.And indeed they did you Truly from what I have seen and be around the World. You are definitly one of the Greatest Warrior in our Life time... And have made a Tremendous mark with Greatness upon the World of the Martial Arts. You HONOR ALL OF YOUR TEACHERS and your Teachers Teachers all down through History... But you have always been even more than most people can Imagine a GREAT HEALER.....To be full Circle one must have lnowlege of both the Martial & Healing Arts.,Understanding the Human Bodies Weakness for Martial Art Reasons also Justifiy's our Absolute Reasoning to Learn to apply these Very same Ideas,Principles,Concepts to Helping Mankind. To Restore not only ones self to a Healthy Life .But also caring enough to reach from ones Heart .From that Full Circle of Lifes Wheel a Help to Heal others.This is the Path of the True Sage from what I understand it to be.... Thank you for your Leadership and Example in this Life to me and Everyone you come into contact with.Sincerely your Nephew,Family,Friend Dr.Ray Weathers O.M.D.

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