When I first began teaching, I believed that based on my own physical capabilities, I should also have the capabilities of an exceptional teacher.
After some time instructing students, I began to think that the quality of my teaching was based on the physicality of the students I teach. I must be a good teacher if our students in Cary are placing in the top ten-many of them placed #1 in the world...RIGHT?
Boy was I wrong. What I have come to realize over the years is that my success as a teacher is not based entirely on my physical skills, or even the skills of my students. In order to be a real master teacher You must teach your students how to take the skills that they learn on the mat and to apply them to something meaningful in the world. One of my adult students said a few months back that he undoubtebly knew that many of the future leaders in the Triangle will have trained at Johnson's TaeKwonDo. That is our mission.