I would have to agree with this in that Dan is the type of person that likes to learn he has worked with so many people more than one person can encounter in one life!
The humble factor is one of the things that has always impressed me by about dan. He again wants to learn and you can see it in the way he performs and shares info. I think we all have seen the oppsite in people, meaning those that show and have no interest if "you" get it. He is one of a kind and there well never be another like him just as there will never be another copy of you or me. I can understand when he has to battle back and makes statements to counter people making negative statements about him....even the most patient person can only take so much.
Learning weapons first definitely forces you to move and experience things you dont with empty hand work. You can see it in those who have really put in time with their training....its in how they move their body and you can see it.
ughh....the crazy world of MA.