Yeah, I'm trying out a monk//swift hunter in a PbP gestalt game, which is when this (and the other edit) came up - I realized that if IKD helped with its own prerequisites, suddenly I could get Roaring by taking IKD at level 12. This is why I don't normally play gestalt - things get weird and cheesey even when you aren't trying - but it's fun to mess around with.

As far as dipping the monk goes, it's probably best suited to swordsages and druids, for the reason you pointed out - I didn't really think about the armor requirement. No complaints whatosever then. :)