The only things I could see causing this are severe character flaws, a complete lack of proper training, completely delusional self perception, or all of the above. The really sad part is these guys obviously don't have a clue. Either someone convinced them that they were that good or they managed to convince themselves. Unfortunately it sounds like they all might have such high opinions of their skills that the embarrassment of how they are really perceived may be more than they can handle. I hope they get proper training before they get hurt. (One of these guys is bound to end up pulling this in the wrong school and will end up in the darwin awards.) I have pride in the skills that I have learned and worked very hard to develop but there are quite a few people out there that have a lifetime's worth of practice on me in several styles or a natural affinity for them that I may not be able to match. It's not like they have a sign hanging around their neck with a picture of their foot and my a$$. To assume that I know more than everyone in a school without taking any time to get to know them, their style, or their school practices is just nutty. I will always be a student and strive to be the best student I can be regardless of whether someone tells me I am an instructor or g-master or tutubagonnada, god of the cash for sash clan. If someone wishes to learn something from me and I know they will benefit from it and use it well I am honored to show them what I know as long as I have permission from my teacher to do so. The key is that the person is also asking. I respect all of you as instructors for the sacrifices you have made and the dedication to whatever style you have a passion for. I had the opportunity to be a dedicated instructor for my school and had to back out because the situation was not right. When I do find the right place and time I hope I can carry myself with as much patience as you do.
Personally the online ones are the best, heres one that sticks in my mind:
"I'm looking for those in the Brisbane area with a passion for martial arts. My fellow instructor and I are looking for new students with either interests in private training, either with intent to just be students, or to become teachers in your own right after a few months of intense training.
Please contact myself and my fellow instructor on:
Blah blah blah"
Wow a few months? But they didn't say what it was.
"Its called Benaido. And no, you wont find info anywhere about it. There are reasons for that. One being its never been taught to the public before. A few months of intense training, meant exactly that. Intense.
I train 7 days a week, 4-5 hours a day under personal instruction by my sifu.
Those who call martial arts a way of life contact me. If you want more info, set up a time for a one on one interview. From there you can decide if you want to learn to instruct, or learn as a student.
As I said, it hasnt been taught to the public before, and so we are looking for the right people to help us do that.
Contact me to set up a time if you want more information."