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Kent Nelson on evolving martial arts / teaching culture

—Kent Nelson talks about martial arts culture Continuing our interview from this summer, we talk how the teacher/student relationship is evolving and how it changes how to manage a martial arts business. Even maintaining a more traditional environment—and sorry to always use this example, but having students sweep the floor is the classic—the mere fact[…]

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The teacher’s influence

A martial arts teacher’s influence is often as great as a priest over his congregation or a captain over her crew. With a US election coming up and a state of extreme divisiveness and intolerance for the other side, this seems like a good time to write about the teacher’s influence. Many who come to[…]