|A much younger me with a student (c 1995) - training in Jiyu ippon kumite|
Now, although I've never seen this guy training, and for all I know he could be brilliant, his answer suggested to me that he probably isn't. You see, for all the time you may have behind you, and regardless of the rank or title you have acquired, the moment you regard teaching karate as being more important than practicing it, you've lost the plot!
I have no problem with people teaching, someone has to do it....I do it! But I do it extra to my own personal training; I don't teach every day, but I do practice my karate every day. I'm not sure why some folk think it's acceptable to forgo their own training in favor of teaching others; an over developed sense of their own importance I dare say.
|Same year, same dojo...but this time I'm the student|
Karate is awash with the poorly skilled and the mediocre passing on something they have little understanding of. But you know what really amazes me? That they're able to find anybody willing to listen to them.