Alleged Myth 2
You must teach classes by having students line up and grunt acknowledgments in unison.
This myth is associated with the traditional martial arts and stems from teaching methods derived from military. It is not the way that ancient Samurai or Hwarang warriors trained and it is not the way we should train today.
Again, the military! I would dare say that people, who accuse the military way as bad, probably have problems accepting authority from any part of society. Controlling a class of five or six students if not too difficult, since when you tell a student to do or not to do something, eye contact will usually suffice to ensure the order was understood. In a large class of martial arts students where safety is an even greater concern and instructor must ensure every student hears, understands, and complies with all instructions, each student must acknowledge all orders. Go to an aerobics class or a pep rally. How does the leader increase interest and energy levels? They get the people to be vocal. Also, how do we know how the Samurai taught classes?