i agree with mainsy as well.
edited rest of post lol*
'maybe on reflection that was a genuine grievance and not a gimmick. '
this is why i have a disclaimer that every student must sign before training at my club.
no way this is going any where. as said earlier who is gonna step up and be a witness.
i have visited clubs of various martial arts over the past 15 years and some of the stuff being taught is shite but i would never disrespect the instructor and question him in front of his students
fair game imo
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I agree with what you said, I do feel it's a bit of an urban myth. I just can't imagine someone being that disrespectful and that delusional.
I got destroyed infront of a full class on my first ever MMA session years ago for being a billy big bollocks. Learned the hard away and had instant respect for the sport and my coach from that day forward.
It could be viewed as assault but it would be near impossible to prove.
It could also be argued that the instructor was negligent.
I think the likelihood the Police take any action is slim. That said, it doesn't do the instructors any favours with his reputation. Shame, the guy sounds like a bell end.
To be honest the instructor should have not lowered to that level..... ok roll with the guy and tap him but dont try to make a point by hurting the guy.... everyone in the class knew he was a dick I am sure.... so a quick roll and a few harmless taps is enough.
By beating the guy up the instructor looked worse than your friend....
Don't clubs usually require martial arts insurance for this kind of thing? So if someone gets dropped on their head and paralyzed, the club is covered legally? Surely this thing would be covered by that kind of thing. People are going to get hurt and (unfortunately in the world we live in) seek compensation for said injuries.
When the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail.