Its even worse than that.
Its hugely financially stupid NOT to take Randi's challange--if somebody really thinks they can pull it off that is.
The potential rewards of being able to do the whole NTKO thing in a lab far outweigh any potential financial losses--again, IF somebody can really do it.
Having a lab certified test would enable you to triple (at least) your fees and number of seminars--as well as putting almost everyone else--those without such lab certified test-- out of business--thus giving you a near monoploy on the NTKO thing.
You could set your OWN price and have as many seminars as you wanted.
Since somebody that can really do NTKO has everything to gain and nothing to lose by stepping up and taking the Randi challange NOT doing so demands some pretty heavy duty reasons why they don't.
Again, IF they can really do it........or did just answer my own question.
On a more serious note, as one of my buddies that does Tai Chi once put it, (my paraphrase)
"Its not really a question of spooky abilties, pretty much everyone that has trained long enough has seen and even done some weird things, its really a question of reliabilty and consistant performence--can you count on it whenever you need it?
Can you call up the "force" whenever and where-ever its required on whomever your facing?
Can you reliably count on its effects? Say the way you can count on a the effects of a really good uppercut?
(and even that does not work all the time)
How that question is personally answered matters.
I think it was Pan Quin Fu (something like that) that once quiped:
"if those old masters could really jump 30 feet then why did they have stairs in their houses?"
I don't think anyone actually has anwered that mainly rhetorical question.