Today I read the post of another member complaining about how some online martial arts groups "grade" their students. Students enroll online, train by following curriculum sent online, are graded online and get their certificate online.
Scams have been around for ever.
My response was.....
The only way to make an impact on the future of the moral and ethical standard of martial arts, is to create a system that epitomizes your standards, then make it known to all. This will in turn make it a success. We can sit around complaining about "what the world has come to" all we like, but if we do nothing to change it we are part of the problem.
There is no shortage of places to start:
- Write your standards down.
- Stick to them yourself first (OOOOH that is a hard one)
- Share them with others.
- Tell your students and parents and clients and community what you stand for.
- Learn more about current problems in our education systems.
The next step is to add your own to this list.
We all want to make a difference in the world and this is your chance.
P.S. If you are a parent, this is compulsory