* I know Sensei is a Japanese term and that the correct Korean term in general usage would be Sabum or Sabumnim but I have opted for the word Sensei because it is more widely used and recognised in wider culture.
Let’s not pretend that making money from teaching martial arts is a bad thing. If someone can be paid as a sports coach, a yoga teacher or any other type of teacher then it stands to reason that being able to be a professional martial artist relies on being paid for teaching. If that is […]
Whatever the history is, if you can insult people who train honestly and do 90%+ of the same techniques, I don’t understand you.
Of course this is a gross simplification but the point is there. Both types are much better than the other common type of instructor, the one who constantly seeks self aggrandizement. I don’t mean to suggest that the “Darwinist” is a bad person, merely that they should be honest that their club is not […]
In the world of martial arts, staying motivated is the challenge within every other challenge. Becoming really good at anything can take a long time. One popular yardstick is ten thousand hours of practise in order to become really good at something (this book makes an extremely good case of really long term practise being […]
These are not direct quotes but I have heard all of these first hand.
I didn’t come up with this but I don’t have a source to attribute. If there is one, let me know in the comments.