In martial arts, it is very important that the student respects his teacher. If the student-teacher relationship is not built on a solid foundation, resentment can build. For instance, you might just get tired of the old Sensei bossing you around all day, making you do push-ups when you’re tired, or make you constantly practice fancy taekwondo kicks that would be totally useless in a real fight.
However, the absolute worst is when your Sensei takes you to the mall on Saturday morning and has you do martial arts demonstrations for donations, then instead of using the money to buy some new gym equipment, he uses it to buy World of Warcraft’s Wrath of the Lich King expansion pack. Hate it when that happens… old bastard.
Take for instance this recent incident in China when 42-year-old teacher of martial arts, Lo Wung, was attacked by his school of students… and they were monkeys!
Here’s the story as reported by the Sun:
Entertainer Lo Wung, 42, taught the group of monkeys some basic taekwondo moves to entertain shopping centre crowds.
But when Wung took a tumble one of his pack turned and decked him with a kung-fu kick to the head.
The turncoat gang then swarmed all over their master — with one even grabbing his stick and cracking him over the head with it.
Hu Luang, 32, who snapped the pictures in Nshi, in eastern China’s Hubei province, said: “I saw one punch him in the eye – he grabbed another by the ear and it responded by grabbing his nose.
“They were leaping and jumping all over the place – it was better than a Bruce Lee film.”
Moral of the story: Make sure you have the respect of your students before you use them to make money. Otherwise, they might just kick your ass.
HT: The Sun