Rauf7 is correct, if the attack comes deal with it.
The verbal exchanges precedes that moment. The times of dojo crashing should have disappeared, and with the litigation system in place we must make sure that we have not provoked an incident.
Now, I have not faced this so how I think I would respond is hypothetical. The most I have dealt with was some disrespectful young lads who didn't believe the effectiveness of what I was doing, and I don't think that one would be a good example for best options.
Let us set the stage:
A person enters the dojo while you are teaching a class. He shouts out that he thinks karate is a f'ng piece of sh%t and no one there could fight their way out of a paper bag.
So folks how do we respond?
The first thing that comes to my mind is why would I care what this obviously rude person thinks? Truly, I could care less what he thinks of karate. Second, he is here because he needs to prove something to himself, while I don't feel I have anything to prove.
So I think I would ask why he was there? When he asks what I mean by that, I have already assumed he is somewhat stupid
, I will say that if he thinks karate is a piece of sh%t then why come to a karate school?
I imagine he response will involve some statement about how I should prove to him it isn't. To which I should respond that it really doesn't matter to me what he thinks of karate.
Now, if he touches me or one of my students then "what choice do we have?"
Okay any comments on this out there or more stories?
[This message has been edited by Rick Wilson (edited January 28, 2002).]