You’d be forgiven for assuming that anyone in a ‘teaching’ role would be an expert in their field.
They should be.
They’re imparting their knowledge and asking you to hand over your hard earned money for it.
But is it always the case?
There are a lot of great martial art schools out there but unfortunately there are also a great number of schools to avoid as well.
Unfortunately martial arts are one of the few sports, activities or hobbies that aren’t well regulated by any governing body and because of that, anyone can start a martial arts school -- whether they are qualified or not.
Much like the Rogue Traders we often hear about where trades people with no qualifications or experience charge for a service they are not actually in a position to provide.
It’s not uncommon in this day and age for martial art instructors to do the same, and when there’s no official body to check on them -- why not?
Particularly when there’s money to be made.