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Karate world champion Uekusa verbally abused by coach: sources

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Happy DayMar. 25  08:16 pm JST

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Good coaches by nature drive their pupils hard.

Yes they do but they don't belittle or degrade the athletes with sassy backtalk or name-calling. There's a difference between a good coach who encourages the best from his players (he also doesn't lip off to them when they foul up) and a dirty dictator who throws hissy-fits when something gooes wrong.

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Good coaches by nature drive their pupils hard.

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lucky for all the people (everywhere) jumping on this particular bandwagon, that they didn't attend grammar school in England during the late 50's and early 60's.... I'm frequently surprised I survived (seriously).... and there was no recourse. corporal punishment, official and unofficial, put paid to any hint of standing up for oneself. so I find it hard to take some of this seriously.

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My coach, a former major-league baseball player, used to refer to us as "meatballs." But I never heard him use a curse word, and he drilled us the importance of fair play.

The Japanese the standard term for a coach or manager in sports who crosses the line into abuse of athletes is 鬼軍曹 oni-gunso, or "devil sergeant."

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My coach at the elementary school level "verbally abused" me every day.

I thought it was normal in sports.

It isn't.

You were unlucky and perhaps it has affected you in negative ways you don't realize.

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My martial arts teacher never verbally abused me apart from repeatedly saying “50 push ups, 100 sit-ups”.

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I helped out a local highschool rugby team for a season. I was shocked by how outdated the ideas around nutrition, training, and coaching were.

The level of the athletes at that school was saddeningly low. Especially when you consider how 'hard' they train. They were fit as fit could be. But mentally weak and completely devoid of technique.

The director was more than likely bought up in a system where his behavior wasn't consider inappropriate, but actively encouraged.

I hope from the grass roots up things will change.

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My coach at the elementary school level "verbally abused" me every day.

I thought it was normal in sports.

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