Alex: Now that I have had a chance to spar with you and watch you teach your students, I can make the following observations: 1. You are an experienced swordsman in the classical sense. 2. You train as if for real combat, not the mock combat that we use. 3. You teach head attacks and use them yourself if not on purpose, then by reflex. 4. Mistakes will happen, but as a 'trained' swordsman, you above all people should have enough control not to use head attacks and also not to use too much power. A master swordsman would never return force for force. That shows a lack of control and temperment. 5. You ask for respect, but do not give it to others. An example would be taking someones weapon without asking first. Not using someones correct name. Even in jest, it shows a lack of respect. My conclusion: You will use what you have been trained to use and so will your students. I have warned you against head attacks and in teaching your[our] students this even in practice. The body remembers even if the concious mind does not. Your students will also use this if they are trained enough in it. That is why I asked you not to use the overhead attack mode when training. What you do out of class and that means not when we are holding class, is not my business. The safety of myself, the other instuctors and our students is. If you want to train this way, do it somewhere else. Master Smudge concurs with the above.