- May 6, 2003
- Reaction score
- Spokane Valley WA
The difference between sports and martial arts is that people can die if you teach the stuff to just anybody. You as an instructor have some responsibility.If you're teaching baseball, you teach baseball. Not ethics, morals, or other life-development skills that have nothing to do with baseball.
If you're teaching golf, same thing.
Firearms instructors teach firearms. They may discuss laws of self-defense, licensing and regulatory requirements, but they don't teach how to be a good person, morals, or ethics.
Why would martial arts teachers insert statements of personal ethics and morals being a requirement for teaching?
I'm not saying it's wrong; but I noted how many martial arts business owners in this thread insist that this is a requirement for teaching their art.
Why is that the case with martial arts and nothing else?