Re: Beginners with delusions of grandeur...
I'm taking my 5th kyu test on June, so you can figure I'm a newbie. I never correct my sempai, even if they are younger than me (and they all are, except when one of the adults comes for our class), and they sort of expect me not respecting them or trying to correct them if they don't understand clearly, only because I'm older. What I have done, on just a couple of occasions, was helping other newbies when they had absolutely no clue of what to do, not even what foot to move first. And it was only with my friends, who started with me, and with whom I am very confident. I haven't corrected other new guys who weren't friends of mine.