there has always been something that bothers me about TMA, although not strictly limited to it, and that is these 'grand masters' giving themselves doctorates. Now maybe im just annoyed about this cause im a little bit of a geek, and think the term PHD and prof. should be used in high regard. Im not saying that these grandmasters shouldnt be held in high regard, but i firmly beleive that the term prof. or doctor or PHD should be strictly used in an academic setting, non of these giving yourself a PHD bullshit, it pisses me off as a geek! and as a science student at uni. Why do you think these people give themselves PHDs and do you think they deserve them, despite the fact that they hold no significant weighting in academic or martial art structures.