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The Professional

The Professional

By Rennis Buchner
Copyright © Rennis Buchner, 2010. Not to be used without permission

When one reads online about traditional Japanese martial arts and, in particular, the teachers of these arts, a common image seems to be fairly accepted. The teacher of traditional style martial arts (be it gendai or koryu) is expected to teach the arts for the art’s sake. A teacher does not and should not make money from their respective arts at whatever money is involved should only be enough to cover the expenses involved in obtaining and maintaining the place of practice. A profit is a definite no-no and the idea that a teacher (more…)

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