Originally Posted by Lihu
Although you and I agree on pretty much everything we discussed in the past, I have to say that this was probably just an incompatibility issue rather than an "attempt at a con". I can sense that both of you were getting a little bit frustrated in conveying an idea.
He sounds like he has said some relatively standard things, but did not convey them to you in an effective manner. So, he might have been able to teach someone else, and you probably could have learned better from someone else.
Yes, that's true .. everything he said was standard . .it was his way of explaining it (or not) that was the issue. The con part was that, looking back, I don't feel he really made that much of an effort. His lessons weren't cheap.
His way of explaining impact/release was classic . .I wish I had it on video. He would make a whipping motion with his arms and say "whoosh!" (kind of). That was the only verbal explanation I ever got . . . ."whoosh!". He'd say "you don't need this [exaggerated movements], you need this [whipping motion with arms] - Whoosh!.