Ari Bolden wrote:
The sensei says, "We are simply the best. Why would you want to train anywhere else?"
Having trained with and sparred professional fighters, I've never encountered this attitude. I'm not saying it doesn't exist, I'm sure it does.
I'm just saying that there are schools that have less than totally healthy training environments, lead by less than enlightened people, and these schools do exist for all arts.
Ego is present in many forms. More than once, I've heard instructors suggest that their students are more enlightened, more peaceful, more spiritual than others in much the same tone that I imagine Mr. "we are simply the best" used.