So not everyone is ready for criticism when it comes for testing or competitions even in regular classes. You pay for a service at a martial arts school knowing you invest your time with a school where you are expecting results. Either you pay $50.00/month to $150.00/month or pay a full contract to the instructor or the organization you join. The money you spend to learn a self defense, you’re expecting high class training, and you pay what you get for the instruction you are being told how to learn self-defense.
Hapkido Self-defense Demonstration
But not all schools are created equal in the style or in the system. You gain the experiences what the instructors teach. The level of experiences you gain is what you are paying for. Either the school is competition driven, or teach only self defense, or even basic skills where the student can adapt to learn the martial art. After learning the set of skills from the instructors, kids have a hard time learning to take criticism or accept feed back to correct their mistakes. As adults expect to learn to be corrected, only adults may or may not know what to ask or how to respond, other than listen to the experiences of the instructor.
WTF Tae Kwon Do – One Step Sparring
Every style has it’s version of a kick or a punch to even how to position the body in a certain form to withstand a fight or how to counterattack. Whether it be the ground, upright fighting, or even learning how to defend against or with a weapon. Receiving the feedback or the criticism from the instructor has to be taken with humility and to become humble. Even instructors need to be corrected by other advanced and more experienced instructors in the system.
Sinmoo Hapkido Foundations 30 – Arm Bar Variations (with Dojunim)
Not everyone is going to have the same answer to respond to the same question. But listening and understanding what each experienced instructor teaches, after demonstrating the skills during class, it is the instructor who will eventually lead and guide the class and the students to improve and excel.
Master Alexandris – ITF Taekwon-do black belt sparring routines
Long story short, in simple terms, you pay what you are getting your money’s worth, while the investment and time you put into that art or system of that organization or branch of martial arts. Without the instructor’s experience, the skills can not be maximized to grow and expand the students capacity they wish to learn and understand. So if anyone wishes to learn from the system or the the martial art in that organization, feedback and criticism helps build the student to grow to become martial artist.
Best Tang Soo Do Synchronized forms demonstration, From Tang Soo Do Mi Guk Kwan
A martial artist, is also learning from one’s mistakes so that the skills can expand and grow to become effective students to one day become better instructors, as the individual becomes a martial artist. Receiving input from the instruction, gives the output in the training, where both student and instructor grow from the experiences of that martial art.
Kwon Bop: Korea’s legacy of chuan fa~kenpo~kempo
Without the instructor the student wont learn, and without the student, the instructor does not grow to learn from their mistakes, to effectively give better class instruction. So learn to be humble and have humility if being a martial artist is your greatest goal to learn that style or system that comes from the experiences through the instructor.