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comment How to deal with an excessively aggressive student that is turning people off sparring classes?
We did consider bringing him to spar with the instructors but that probably would have been counter-productive. The more advanced students are mostly able to handle him . Having said that, he has a way of going too far, too hard with some of those guys too. On multiple occasions he has pushed otherwise calm/controlled people to the point of wanting to pound him into the ground. No other student has triggered this kind of response.
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comment How to deal with an excessively aggressive student that is turning people off sparring classes?
By your definition this student would probably be considered toxic. Huge ego, is unsafe and, while I wouldn't say that he is overtly disrepectful, I've definitely detected some 'attitude' at times.
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comment How to deal with an excessively aggressive student that is turning people off sparring classes?
Yeah, most of the bigger and/or more advanced men are usually able to handle him with little trouble (generally speaking). Having said that, if he goes harder against them then they will also lift too and that's when things can start to spiral out of control.
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comment How to deal with an excessively aggressive student that is turning people off sparring classes?
We do have multiple classes per week but as he tends to go to all of those sessions semi-regularly it puts people off going to any of them. Some students come for other classes but will bring their gear and only spar if he isn't there or do Point Sparring instead.
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comment How to deal with an excessively aggressive student that is turning people off sparring classes?
I expect that the Chief Instructor will be having a conversation with the student this week to try to determine this. This student does show a lot more control when participating in Point Sparring classes. He still does as much as he needs to ensure he wins the match but his aggression is generally toned down a lot - probably because students at this level are usually no challenge for him to 'beat'.
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