I have been really depressed lately. First came the Aaron Cook Scandal where in England they didnt choose the number 1 fighter to participate in the Olympic Games in London 2012. My personal view is that Taekwondo GB is corrupt and they are lying about their reasons why they didnt select Mr Cook. I believe that the only reason that Mr Cook left their team is because he could be more successful without them. I have lost all of my respect toward them and I hope they dont get any medals. (I will cheer on Finland, Sweden and France). I dont have anything against taekwondo in the UK, I have many friends over there; I just feel that their project Taekwondo GB has done more harm than good. Now we come to a big scandal and it comes from the USA and one of the leading people from the martial arts business industry. A few days ago Master Steve LaVallee committed suicide and that was a big shock. Then out came the rumours about sexual molestations and police investigations. Well, short story, it looks like Mr Lavallee has been molesting children a long time but now the truth has only just come out (we still dont know all the facts). For me, this was a big surprise. I have met him twice and I know that the whole industry has looked up to him. He was a really good teacher and a great business man and he had wife and children and I really feel sorry for his family (and his victims of course). Now what I am thinking, why have the Educational Funding Company (EFC) not made any public statements about this? They have just made a statement about how great he was and how much he will be missed. Mr LaVallee has been involved with ECF for the last 30 years if I remember correctly but this is not an excuse. My question is how many people have known about his past, about how he has molested kids? Why are so many industry leaders quiet right now? This was big wake up call for me. In Nordic countries we are a little naive. We should be more educated and be aware that this is a big problem. I personally feel that there has to be a zero tolerance against sexual abuse towards kids and women. It is happening, but in many cases we dont know about it. In wake of this, I have to make a new policy in my schools and I will publish it quite fast. Yours, Markku P.