I am just surprised that there seems to be so many claims on what Mao's mom is like when I don't recall hearing any reports about her mom being like that. Mao's relationship with Arutanian didn't end on good terms, but I feel it was bound to end anyways because the main reason she trained abroad was because of the lack of rink space in Japan. Once that issue was solved, she went back. As for the decision for TAT to be her coach, we can only see in hindsight that it did not work out. TAT has legendary status in the skating world, so I am not surprised that Mao and her mom wanted her as the coach.