A martial arts instructor is unlike a school teacher or a university lecturer.
A tai chi sifu is not:
  1. a celebrity
  2. a coach
  3. a counsellor
  4. a guru
  5. a keep fit instructor
  6. a medical practitioner
  7. a monk/priest
  8. an on-line chatroom buddy
  9. a performance artist
  10. a personal trainer
  11. a therapist
  12. your mate
It is important to be clear about the role played by the martial arts instructor.
If you are training to be a tai chi instructor, you need to understand what that means.

If a person needs counselling, they should see a counsellor.
If a person has medical problems, they should see a doctor.

Wearing someone else's shoes may deny the student the proper treatment/help they require.

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