kent nelson

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[…]

Do they have the whole system? Who cares.

It doesn’t matter if they have the whole system. They just need to make you better than you were When searching for a teacher of a specific art, prospective students have an image in their head, and a natural question is, “does this person have the whole system?” They are thinking tiger-emblazoned sleeveless gis, catching[…]