Teacher's Name on Patch: Good or Bad?

bushidomartialarts

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patches?

wee don' need no steenking patches!

really, though, i'm another nope. i dislike patches in general, but then i normally dislike any logos on my clothes, even my own. so don't take me too seriously.

feels like ego, though. to me.
 

Blindside

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I don't care for them, that being said our school does use the name of the head instructor in the title. But if I ever do start something and it gets big enough to need a name, I wouldn't put my name in it. Seems like an ego thing.

Lamont
 

Cirdan

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I don`t like too much writing or having many pathces on the gi. Also I prefer the club patch (the only one I will wear) having a symbol rather than any writing. Don`t get me started on purple and yellow gis ugh!
 

LawDog

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It all depends on how the name is placed on a school patch. If the name is used to distinguish a school from other like schools then it is ok. If the name is used on a patch to "glorify" the school owner, this is wrong.
On my patch I use two small icons with the style name written out. To distinguish my Kenpo school from the other local Kenpo schools I have my initials on the bottom of the patch, (in small letters).
 

gixxershane

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i dont like it on the patches that everyone is gonna where.. but i don like the rockers that an instructor will where with their last name.. i also like the idea of having your name embroiderd (SP?) on the back of th GI..

just my .02 cents .lol.
 

TraditionalTKD

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With our organization, each master instructor has their own institute patch to show that they are teaching within the organization as a whole.
I look at it like this: If my name is on the patch (and it is), I'd better be sure I'm teaching the students things they can be proud of. If I'm watching students at a testing, the name on the patch lets me know who to compliment or blame.
 

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To be honest, I don't even particularly like wearing patches. Way in the future when I eventually start teaching, I would like students of mine to be recognised by how they fight, rather than what symbol is on their siut.
 
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