^yep, a friend of mine who "grew too big" for the dojo he taught at was offered a harmonious separation including severance pay and an exit meeting with all the assistant instructors.
After he opened his own school and showed alot of success right away, his former boss/teacher apparently portrayed it that my friend had left because of $ greed; with the intent to steal as many students as he could...nice.
Just an aside really but DON'T underestimate the immaturity of so called masters! *Asian accent!*