That is fair enough & something that I can respect.New president came in with his own ideas. But there are things in the works that I can't really talk about.
What a curious thought.
Certainly everyone deserves a certain level of respect simply because they are persons and human nature carries an inherent worth to it. So to say someone isn't obligated to respect another without some sort of qualification is, as I said before, a curious thought.
And yet that was precisely the expectation my parents had for me. Age trumped everything else. This was pretty standard fare in the immigrant community we were a part of, and I've seen the same behavior across multiple Eastern nationalities.
We'll have to disagree on this then. Those men showed up to puff up their own egos, they didn't care about the kids. My instructors are on notice that if they were to show up again, the room is to be cleared of all students so there can be a nice 'chat'.
If they were banned from setting foot in the dojang, then it begs the question as to whether or not they are still considered to be your seniors. Why were they banned?What if the seniors have proven themselves unworthy of respect? I know of 3 3rd Dans of my school, people that in theory I could learn something from, that have been banned from stepping foot inside the dojang by 2 2nd Dan. Bans that I will uphold should I ever see any of those men try to come into my class. Those men showed up randomly a few times and tried to force the people that had been teaching the class, whose names were on the books at the Y as the instructors, to hand things over because they were higher rank. Mind you, these guys hadn't been around but maybe once a year at best, and were poorly thought of by my own instructors. But they were our seniors.
If they are asking for it then deny them.Let's see...
Being dicks in general, taking advantage of various students over the years during 'friendly' training, flat out trying to walk in and take the class, bringing over their 'class' of MMA wanna be grown men and challenging our class full of kids to a night of sparring, humiliating a 16 yr old BB when the kid was the only instructor there (the guy that did that hadn't be around in TWO years), talking a lot of crap about how they should be running the class (again, hadn't been around in forever, why trust it to them). When they did show up, they would stand together in the corner and try and look down on everyone else. The last time they were seen was when they brought up their class for sparring, 3 of the BBs of my class invited them to spar the 3 of them... with the security cameras turned off.
Same offer will be made next time they show up. I preach avoid fighting, but these guys pretty much ask for a fight every time they show up.
As I said, no longer your seniors.I THINK two of them are on the 'unofficial' banned from the Y list, one for supposedly always having a handgun in his gym bad, and the other got sexual harassment claims brought to the board on him. So they can't get passed the front desk anyways.
humiliating a 16 yr old BB when the kid was the only instructor there
I don't think that it was a case of the school allowing sixteen year olds to run the school so much as the sixteen year old being the only one left.Whoah! Your school lets 16 year olds run the class without an adult supervising? I know things are different in America, but in England I'm fairly sure you'd get most parents pulling their kids out of the class permanently if that happened...