Justin McCarthy (justinm) wrote:
Do you think martial arts teachers have an obligation to teach morals to their students?
My understanding is that O'Sensei required people to sign a waiver that they would not use Aikido in any criminal activities and really stressed not teaching it to someone of questionable character.
Yes, I think if we give someone a tool, we have some obligation to teach them how to use it in a productive way, and have some responsibility for the consequences of their actions with the tool (weapon) they gave them. I don't let my children play with my guns or live blades.