K- read through the whole thread here and not once did I see anything about instructors staying humble.
We are all assumed to be these big huge powerful people who intimidate and blah blah yeah yeah-
I don't teach that way all my students (depite the fact that I'm a young Dan anyway) understand that for myself as well as for my own Sensei-
we are all students all the time- we the Sensei- just happen to have a little more experience and thus are in front of the class teaching what we have learned.
If there is a question- look in Sanchin for the answer- look yourself- as well as ask Sensei-
It is completely the responsibility of the Sensei to make sure that each and every student knows they aren't some type of guru- and no matter how much you learn or how high your Dan degree is-
you'll still get hurt in a fight- maybe not as bad as the other guy- but your still a human-
and no- I personaly do not believe that people NEED a RELIGION in order to be spiritual-
religions are a way to practice being spiritual-
in my opinion
Even Sensei's are students and should express that inside the dojo-
I understand that in a lot of Dojo's out there- the sesei's do the big bad bow before me bit-
and that it is used as part of the training in respect and all that-
but for me personaly- I'm learning right along with my students- it's a kin ship- and a certain level of mutual trust needs to be achieved and held in order to be able to have an honest atmosphere of learning-
for me- that wouldn't be able to happen if I stood in front of the class saying follow me do what I do- in a manner that proclaimed myself in-falible.
personal opinion- but I thought that word- humble-ness ought to get slipped into this topic
Thank you for the read