My Martial Arts QuotesI give my students a lot of martial arts quotes. I think it helps develop their character. I have one, in particular, that is close to my heart:
"Be Proud of What You Achieve in Judo But Be Careful Who You Tell"
- Richard Roper
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It was pure frivolity really to show this. I have no idea where this child comes from or who he is, but good on him for showing off what he loves. Still, it was probably a good thing that it came down.
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It took me a long time to sort out how to balance the above, seemingly opposite points of view and a lot longer to work out how I should communicate that to my students. After all, what's the point of learning something and then telling nobody what you know.
We do not want our Judoka to keep secrets because that implies there is something wrong with what they are learning. But at the same time, we don't want them unwittingly putting themselves in dangers because the tell the wrong person. That would not be good self defense. I'm sure other Martial artists know what I mean