You make some good points. Some from other arts may think we have too many high ranking folks at the top of the kenpo ladder. Maybe they are right. I'm not the one to judge that.
However, when I look at some of the other arts, I see 10 year-old black belts that can't defend themselves against their little sisters. It would be funny if it weren't so pathetic. Man, I hate to sound so judgmental but it's true.
I would rather have a high number of ranking kenpoists than too many black belts that can't justify their rank with either understanding or action. There may be kenpoists like that who have been awarded black belts but I've never met one. I really hope that's not the case.
In South Carolina I don't have to apologize to anyone for my art, my rank or the rank of my seniors. I'll be happy to get on the mat with anyone who thinks I do.
Take it out on the heavy bag,