Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Should Martial Arts Instructors Have Fight Experience?

Should Instructors have some experience in what they are teaching? Yes. If you go to a driving instructor you expect them to know how to drive. If you taking cooking lessons, you want to learn from a chef who has cooked. Unfortunately in martial arts, that is not always the case. Karate and Taekwondo students can get a black belt and go open a school. And unfortunately many of them can't punch their way through a wet paper bag. Now I'm not say you have to be a bad ass fighter. But, I would not come and learn from you if you've never done it. If all you've done is theory you're not going to know much more than the customer. So, no matter what you teach, make sure you have some experience in it.


  1. I care more about the "ring" than the "belt". Think about it....