- Nick Lowry's okuriashibarai and ability to gather a community around the dojo
- Kyuzo Mifune's outstanding effortless floating counters
- Bob Rea's empty jacket feel
- Karl Geis' amazing tewaza
- Zdenek Matl's gentle but relentless control throughout techniques
- Chad Morrison's vigorous, active teaching style
- Pat Little's positive, encouraging, empowering teaching style
- Dr. John Kirby's amazing ability to translate theory in the dojo to functional ability in shiai.
- J.W. Bode's ability to apply fundamentals to self-defense situations
- Eric Pearson's off-the-hook creativity and synthesis
- (I know I can't count) Tokio Hirano's ability to create a rhythm in uke then insert techniques into that rhythm.
- (11 and 12 are lagniappe) Henry Copeland's ability to use kuzushi to make a fast opponent slow down to manageable speed indefinitely.
Seriously though, I know that in order to do the things they can do, I have to do the things they have done. Sounds like a few decades worth of material to keep me occupied.
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