Gernot and Shaun,
Thank you for letting us listen in on your conversation. It was extremely informative.
Well judging by one particular poster, you would think it a bad thing. In any case, my sense is that others like yourself, can appreciate or public inquiry for what is meant to be - a public inquiry.
It may only have been every few years, or so, but I always enjoyed the time I got to spend on the mat with Gernot. His command of Japanese and his willingness to translate some of the longer conversations were always very helpful. I look forward to being able to train together and see how his time in Tokyo has enhanced his core basics.
If you are interested, you can read my response to Dan Harden's interesting line of questions.