Joseph Bowen wrote:
snip...dude what did you do? Kill his dog? Such animosity is really rather surprising.
Surprising? Not at all, especially when MA is a livelihood to those affected. For some, MA is their sucess stories but others who didn't quite make it - regret and frustrations and loss of self-esteem.
My advice - train and enjoy the art. Train with Kevin Blok sensei and let him be the judge (of your character and skill). As for you wanting to be a full time instructor (at shodan) - my advice is DON'T.