Let's add the below details to the Cotter-is-a-whackjob nugget. I guess if I was five foot nothing and weighed as much as most junior high school students, I'd be a bit more sensitive. Probably wouldn't break out the rabid dog move so quickly, though, but who can say what childhood demons lead the redoubtable Mr. Cotter to be so emotionally fragile.
If I ever do run into the guy, I'll give him a hug and the requisite stepladder...
Cotter says via PM (28 similar paragraphs not displayed):
You can keep blabbing or you can step up to the plate. I don't like to hurt anyone, particularly not old, sickly men. However, you are pushing an issue and if you have what it takes you should put your gong fu where your mouth is. Say the word buddy. I'll meet you anytime and we can see if I am bullshit or not.
My reply, in toto
You should correct me in public, IMO, if you disagree with what I said in public. "Class", as far as I can tell, is often a method used to avoid valid confrontation. As is escalation from verbal to physical, especially given the certain fact that you and I will never be in the same place at the same time. I'm not a child and you aren't a schoolyard bully from whom I have anything to fear. Save the bluster for those who don't know better.
You said you started training when you were 12, the same year Hsu died. Then you said, right here on IG, that you learned Xingyi from Hsu, not Patterson. Both of these cannot be true.
You also said, right here on IG, that you taught all the Xingyi classes at Patterson's school and that Patterson did not. This is also bullshit. Don't say it if you don't like to be called on it.