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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 greatest influence

The greatest influence on your martial arts are your primary instructors: not Bruce Lee nor Dan Inosanto, no matter how much you want them to be. With the Dan Inosanto seminar just over (contact me and I’m happy to link to your event) and some of the feedback from the last post, I thought I’d[…]

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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[…]