The Truth about Dojo Self-Defense

Not only is this skit funny, it also shows the ugly, misguided side of teaching martial arts in a professional dojo. Sometimes we forget the reality outside the dojo and get blinded by our training. Let this serve as a wake up call to our egos before we become complacent in our method of training.

When you hear yourself say those words, “You attacked me wrong.” Stop yourself and think about what you just did. Our own students will never attack us, rather we’ll be attacked by people who know nothing of form, style, discipline or strategy. They’ll just attack wildly and we had better be ready.

It’s a lesson I have to relearn every few months – this video is my alarm clock. What’s yours?