Wow, that would be a complete deal breaker for me.
Not because the rank itself is important, but because it shows an attitude from your Sensei that I just simply wouldn't/couldn't deal with. The verbal abuse and not showing up etc. from his spouse would alone be enough for me to seriously consider moving.
Just sounds like an unpleasant guy, with far too big an ego.
Seeing this kind of stuff aired out on a public forum just strikes me as a fantastic waste of time. And makes me feel like I'm sitting with the coffee group complaining about someone else's hair, funny looking toes and fashion sense. Good, lord, why is this important? What needs to be discussed? Grow a backbone and freaking well leave... Or stay and keep your head down. Or is it just the fun of telling stories about how poorly some people behave?
Isn't that sort of what an anonymous forum
is for? Anonymous discussion
I mean, if it bothers you that much, just don't read the thread?