One pays one's money and makes one's choices. Choosing misinformation, libel and petty gossip over firsthand experience is not something rational people endorse, but there ya go.
? You haven't provided me (or those here, or in other forums) with any information
that would lead me to accept your opinion over Dan's concerning either aiki/IP or your teacher's grasp of it.
? I'm an attorney, licensed in Maryland. Has your current teacher successfully pursued his cause in court? If not, please describe it accurately: it's an opinion
with which you disagree.
? Aside from the redundancy of that phrase, see the discussion immediately above, and review the meaning of "opinion".
"Not something rational people endorse"
? Accepting the opinion of someone who knows more than you
about this subject seems quite rational --- and
it saves me the time and money that firsthand experience would cost.