Theres a thread over at KenpoTalk which, from what I can tell, has drifted from its original topic and is now focusing on full vs. part time teachers, with at least 1 person saying that if you're not teaching full time, then the martial arts are nothing more than a hobby to you. So, instead of posting this in the Kenpo section here, I wanted to post it in the General MA section, so as to get feedback from people of every art. So, what is your opinion? Do you feel that if a teacher is teaching the martial arts on a P/T basis, that its nothing more than a hobby? Or do you feel that P/T or F/T, it doesnt matter...as long as he's teaching quality material and helping to spread the art, your 'status' isnt that important. By status, I mean ft/pt. IMO, I think the person over at KT thats saying that its a hobby, is wrong. Sorry, but not every teacher in the world, is capable or wants to run a full time dojo. I know people who own schools that run them pt, that have good programs. I know people that teach private lessons out of their basement or garage and they're quality teachers. Just because someone functions on a pt basis, doesnt mean they're any less passionate about what they do.