Agreed on two counts. Excellent post from Mike Flanagan as well. Emma - Try to have an open mind about what is being posted. People aren't just "disrespecting" you for no reason, they are trying to get across valid points that you are taking as offensive. It's always hard to look at something objectively when you are passionate about it. If you have no experience in other arts, how can YOU quantify how good your art is? I would put money on it that if you went to a good quality dojo in another more respected style that you might consider changing arts. If you begin to question GKR at any point, give another place a go and please let us know how you go on. In fact, I would positively encourage you to do this in order to satisfy any doubts whatsoever which have probably been caused by discussions such as these.