foolish!!! "Not to answer the questions but rather question the answers." This is said to be the beginning of a true education. Just because somebody asks and seeks clarification does not mean that person is "foolish" and there is not need to call someone as such (as you did Master Glenn Lobo). it is said the only stupid questions are the unasked ones.i ask questions because it is the way to learn. as Banakun says then you question the answers to ensure they have validity and test them. not in a negative way but in the way you test your sword to see if it is true..i was trained to disprove my hypothesis (null hypothesis) it means that you have a theory. you try to disprove it. if you cannot then there is a chance it is correct. the attitude is to constantly doubt your diagnosis beause that way you might keep your patients alive. i humbly apologise if it is seen as offensive. i like to ask questions. i wasnt there with Dan I or Suryadi J, but i was asking the question. there would have been some trade of information. it is always likely that in any such trade, there will be more information going to than coming from Dan simply by virtue of what he does. i ask the question is it not possible that Mr Gaje also learnt something from interacting with these people or any others. if he did that would by definition mean that PTK is not pure. if he did not learn anything does that mean he doesnt think they are any good, or his techniques are better or what. i for one, and i am sure everyone else, does not question his dedication to Filipino culture history and traditions. i love discussing philosophy. What I would like to do is invite you to one of our seminars for you to see for yourself what we are talking about here. thank you. i had stopped attending seminars with people i dont already know because as soon as people find out i am there they start to try to prove that they are better than me, or my system. i find it tedious because i like to learn from people not have them boost their ego at my expense. since you have made such a kind offer i will consider it. thankyou. If you haven't experienced Pekiti-Tirsia Kali you shouldn't make judgement. what judgement. i am not judging anything, merely asking questions so i can understand more. Let the blade speak and the rattan interpret .. what does that mean? what do you expect him to say... obviously he thinks it's the best thing there is. how can we frame that in a negative way? we all think our art is best, but we dont put others down. we all have something to offer. How many other grandmasters are on this forum sharing their knowledge? none that i know of, which is why i want to ask questions of the one that is.. hells teeth, how many chances do you get to ask questions of a GM? but there is no point in posting stuff which is inflammatory, potentially erroneous, contradictory, and then not answer it, and merely jump up and down saying everyone is being mean and nasty. if he answers the questions, THEN he is sharing knowledge, up till that he is inciting, or teasing..