- Aug 28, 2001
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- Terre Haute, IN
Originally posted by Yiliquan1
However, at what point does the desire to remain friendly expose board members to fraudulent instructors and their wily schemes with no protection whatsoever?
You make many good points in this post. I have much sympathy with your viewpoint and as a member, not an admin., I might well agree. I am working principally on the "broken windows" theory (despite that fact that it has had some doubts cast upon it recently)--if potential new members come here and see lots of such bickering, will they want to join?
As to your point that I quoted above, this is a tough call. With the Canadian Kenpo instructor who was convicted of crimes involving his students, we allowed great leeway. In this case the only allegation is that a dan rank may--I emphasize, may--not have been earned, or not have been earned through accepted channels. (I take no position on the matter.) Since the instructor is clearly teaching his own style, I don't see ut as being important enough to warrant repeated discussion when there is such an obvious case of being at loggerheads. Certainly, it's a judgment call.
But MartialTalk is for friendly discussion of the martial arts--discussion of techniques, history, training methods, and so on. That's why we're here. That's what draws people in (we believe). That's what we want to be known for; we have no desire to be all things toall people.