fujicolt wrote:sorry James - have i misunderstood or are you saying Karate should be taught in little church Halls etc and the major stuff should stick to the main sports and physical activity outlets and professional DOJO/Gyms etc?
you did misunderstand me, or i was not clear enough, I was making the point that large public gyms or council run leisure centres will admit more than 1 karate school as an activity because it is purely a business decision. we dont have to worry about that because we have a good relationship with the school we use.To expect others, Karate insructors or not, to act according to some unwritten moral code is a little naive perhaps, even if desirable. I dont make my living from martial arts, although I wish I could, so personally if we make enough money to pay for hire of the hall and a little extra for club funds, I am a happy man. all we can really do is try to be better than the guy who opens up down the street.