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Old 01-14-2009, 09:33 AM   #13
John Matsushima
 
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Re: Teaching in the times of lawsuit.

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Marie Noelle Fequiere wrote: View Post
A few years ago, I was in New York, and I was watching an instructor teaching a Karate class for kids. I know that this man is an excellent guy as well as a very good instructor, so I was at first a bit puzzled by what I saw. He was standing in front of the class with his hands behind his back, shouting instructions and corrections but never getting near the kids. Then I understood why he did that: fear of being sued by some hysteric parent for "touching" their kid. Wow.
What makes you think that's why he did that?

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