I apologise for the confusion. The sequence in which the responses came, led to me getting the wrong end of the stick. I apologise for any offence that I, in turn, caused you. pax [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]
Whilst debate is healthy, and i admittedly have no knowledge of any possible 'history' between you and Wall, I am making a plea for a happier tone from all on the sword forum.
It is an area of the MA rife with charlatans and missinformation, much of which can be put right here. Many of the people who seem 'closed minded' and frustrating are merely victims of poor teaching and half truth.
In turn I would request that those who have self taught and/or limited experience with swords, please try and coggitate the info available here, rather than just post back as a defensive reaction. To hear one has only to listen.
Respect to all. Cord.