Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. -Thucydides
Although not of the same caliber as Ida Amin, there are plenty of power hungry martial art "masters" and their accompanying organizations to take advantage of gullible students. Although most students are not directly involved with the power struggles within organizations, they do end up being indirectly affected. The stress put upon school owners and instructors may result in a lower quality of instruction. The changes may result in increased costs to students, and, if conflicts cause the school to change organizations, there may be problems in converting rank from one organization to the other.
The following are some recent martial art organization power struggles.
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