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    Can someone explain this to me? I guess I just don't get it. Seems to be a really big deal to some people. Lineage doesn't really matter to me. As time goes on and each student gets further away from the time of Mr. Parker's passing finding people that studied directly under him is going to be getting increasingly difficult.

    I'd place the importance on what you do in your training not who's your instructor's instructor.

    What are other people's thoughts on this? Do you care about lineage? Can you explain to me why it's important?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cloak13
    Can someone explain this to me? I guess I just don't get it. Seems to be a really big deal to some people. Lineage doesn't really matter to me. As time goes on and each student gets further away from the time of Mr. Parker's passing finding people that studied directly under him is going to be getting increasingly difficult.

    I'd place the importance on what you do in your training not who's your instructor's instructor.

    What are other people's thoughts on this? Do you care about lineage? Can you explain to me why it's important?

    Tim Kulp
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    Finding people who have trained directly under Parker should always be easy because apparently, he had millions of students and as soon as you become a 6th or maybe 7th degree, you are also bestowed the knowlege and wisdom of having studied with Parker, so you can just say you have.

    I've trained under several different lines and it doesn't matter to me. Parker was brilliant, but he's not the only one who had good information. As new people come along, new information will come along as well, making it better for everyone.

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    The only thing it might be good for is to verify your instructor is legitmate. But in the end it really doesn't matter. What matters is the quality of training you are recieving and if you're happy with it...who cares?
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