The last I will have to say on this issue...becuase we are about as far away from chatting about Richard Amos as possible at this point...is that I find it interesting when one person has a comment about coming out to train we all think it a bully move, but when others do it they are simply trying to engage in sharing ideas...but the verbage is pretty much the same.
May I suggest two things to end this moronic debate and pissing contest....First is that we take all invitations as being a challenge to learn and not to fight! I think we can tell when one person is saying "COme to my Dojo and I will kick your tail till you cant walk" and "Come out and we can exchange ideas and hash this out"! Seriously people!
Second lets agree that it is fine to agree to disagree over specific things and it often takes a while for an open mind to catch things and learn from them. With Steve I often found myself pissed off at him, felt like he was being...well a dick! Then I would go away, go to the Dojo and work on something and figure out he was looking at it from ad different angle and not really wrong...which almost annoyed me even more
Fact of the matter is that many who visit here and chat have great experiences and can contribute, in many ways.
Lets stop the pissing contest...truth be told if you show up at my Dojo to challenge me...my place of work and my business...you might find yourself in Jail for trying to assault me and my students or you might end up walking backwards slowly with my gun in your face (If I was american). Or in my case a hockey stick upside the head! Any moron that challenges another instructor to a fight over the net should be booted from the forum and watched by the local authorities..they are mentally unballenced....Now....Back to Mr Amos...a fine instructor I am told!
Even monkeys fall from trees