- Jul 9, 2008
- Reaction score
- Covington, WA
Sorry. Incompetent may have been too strong of a word. I simply meant that, for whatever reason, you can't teach the style of "Wing Chun." Not having the appropriate rank to teach would, in my mind, disqualify you from being competent to teach "Wing Chun." This, even if you are capable of teaching some aspects of the style.It's not that I'm not competent. In my personal opinion...if I haven't been promoted to the rank yet, then I shouldn't teach it. Give him a preview? Maybe, so he could see how wing chun is different from what he might know (he used to study some other style...I forget what it was now), but if he wants to learn anything in depth, then he should be there in class with me.
I tried to give my answer. It seems as though I've struck a nerve. I apologize if that's the case. If it helps, just substitute BJJ for Wing Chun. My answer would still be the same.Anyhow, the point of this thread wasn't really to ask what I should do. I had already made up my mind: he does NOT have me as a teacher. I was just wondering what people on this board would think if they were approached in this way.
The point I was really making is that, even as an 8 year purple belt, I know how much I have to learn, and wouldn't want the pressure of teaching "Legit BJJ" to anyone.
AND, the rest of my post is how I'd approach the dilemma you posed in the first post of the thread. It would depend. Nothing happens in a vacuum.