- Sep 6, 2009
- Reaction score
I think its instructors reaping the rewards of having instructed students well. I know that when Im watching a student spar at grading and the student is really good you will hear the seniors say "wow, whose student is that?". In my opinion it keeps the instructors honest, because a lot of people rate an instructor by the quality of their students. If an instructor is lazy and puts little effort into their students it will show, just as good instructors tend to have skilled students.I find it fascinating this aspect about martial arts that students are property and instructors have priority rights between one another. I am not sure where instructors priority rights comes from, why it happens or it exists. It makes me uncomfortable and seems unnecessary. An illusionary sense of power over others I don't understand. Shouldn't the students make that call of which instructor they prefer?