The martial arts instructor has a great influence on their pupils. It is their responsibility as a leader to teach ethics to their students, and to live by the code they espouse. It is not enough to have the trainees memorize the tenets of the ethical actions, they need to see their master practicing the virtues preached. It is crucial to the students development that they see their leader practicing courage, humility, honesty, and other positive actions, bringing words to life.
- The instructor is most effective in teaching their students by living according to each example.
- Humility and respect allow for better learning opportunities, keeping an open mind for lessons from an instructor or opponent.
- Honesty is crucial in martial arts, in realistic goal-setting, self-improvement, and acknowledgement of flaws.
“Ethics should be an integral part of the study of any martial art, setting the moral guidelines for all practitioners of that art”
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