My sons and I worked very hard, for many years to build a school based on our 6 tenets, a place were the ego is under control at all time. I must say we did an excellent job and I see it all the time in my Black Belts. But it simply does not always carry to the rest of the world.
Martial artists are supposed to live by a code. One is to not bad mouth other styles or martial arts. Nothing is perfect, and people do err and sometimes say what is on their minds, but in today “social media” climate it goes way to far.
Now you would expect the ego problem to be with the younger generation, and it certainly can be! However the BIGGEST problem I have seen is with people my age and older. People who should know better. But sadly they do not.
A martial art without a STRICT CODE of ethics is brutality and bullying. Plain and simple.
Yesterday on the great evil we call Facebook I had some comment made on a post by 2 rather senior martial arts people. To say the comments were disappointing and out of line is putting it mildly. If these were my students I would terminate their membership!
No I did not respond to their idiocy. I have better things to do like wash my hair or clean the bathroom. I did however look at one man’s profile and it explained everything about him. His personal profile was an I LOVE ME site, talking of his greatness. Sad and pathetic for a man his years/
In other words his SELF WORTH is worthless! Too bad!
These political games of mine is better then yours, or I am right and you are wrong is for losers.
This is why I, as a warrior have no interest in such display, which are really pathetic.
Why do I write any one this today? Because a warrior KNOWS which battle are worth his time and effort.
Never waste time, with those who are a waste.
And never let their words ding your armor!