And will you be 'Still Hanshi'? j/k
What's new about synthesizing one's knowledge, repackaging it, and not acknowledging one's teachers?
Nothing is new about "synthesizing" one's knowledge, especially when it stems over various styles as opposed to 1 style but want to change so that the pot becomes yours instead of your Dai Soke etc.
I'm already the head of my style so it would be me who is heading this too.
I will and always have acknowledged my Teachers and am internally grateful for all their guidance.
I though to myself the school I run is no longer a "karate" school in the "traditional" sense of the word. I only have bowing at beginning and end of the class, and before and after sparring. Sensei and Sempai are used sparringly. And the use of Japanese is aligned to the names of the kata and a few techniques, everything else is instructed in English.
We Wear the white GI but looking at getting Rugby Tops and tracky bottoms instead as the rugby tops will be able to cope with the grabbing and clinching and throwing that we do in the GI's
Thanks for your honest response