This is where I do most of my training now, the JX Fight Club in Shanghai.
As you can see, in the afternoons it is filled with lots of youngsters learning Taekwondo, which is a popular past-time in China, even sponsored by the government.
If you look closely you can see the Karate class in the background.
Not my class, though...
Those Shorin Ryu guys working on their abs.
Well, back to the point.
Teaching Karate is a difficult thing.
It is difficult because first, you need to know Karate really well.
Then you need to learn some more.
Then, much much more.
Then, you realize that you didn't know that much before.
Oh, maybe it's time to realize that I still don't know that much?
Anyway, as an instructor you need to know how to pass on the knowledge. How to demonstrate and transmit the skills you (think) you have?
That needs some skills that are completely different from Karate skills.
So, if Karate is difficult and teaching it is difficult, what happens when you try to teach it to people who don't want to learn Karate?
Can you find something that sparks their interest? Can you talk them into listening to your whole argumental arc? Can you keep their interest and attention till you can make a conclusion? Can you explain that the drills and exercises are just a way to improve individual skills that later will come together as a solid body of knowledge?
On the other hand, why would you want to teach them in the first place if they don't want to learn?
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