personally, I could careless whether those folks got the stuffs and taught or not taught to other folks. Ancient history. I would rather focus on the now and the will be. Today we have folks who have deeper understanding of aiki and willing to teach. I would rather focus on them. It would be interesting to get Ark, Mike, Dan and Howard together in one place sharing their approaches, like the aikiweb friendship seminars. I would love to be a fly on the wall at such meeting. I would volunteer to be uke or crash-test-dummy whatever to be able to pick their brains.