Re: Uncooperative participant
As the park and rec people seem to hold the cards because it is their venue, if you feel that they have been given the full story and are partial to the fellow with the disruptive attitude, I would recommend that your original instructor look for another venue, and take his sympathetic students with him. Then, Mr. Pushy can hang out in his publicly funded dojo by himself. Your instructor cannot assert himself in the present situation. Only when he has absolute say will he be able to control things like this. And Ledyard Sensei is right on when he says to contact the new guy's teacher. Do not assume, however, that he will automatically be sympathetic. It is possible, although unlikely, that the attitude you have encountered was a learned one. Not everyone does what is right.