At one point I was watching this guy fight. He was confused because he was being beaten by another person that was equally matched. When I told him to simply continue his work he said,”I am too strong and I am scared of hurting someone.”
He never fought again. One day he said, “I stay in shape but I’ll never fight again.”
Two years have passed and I’ve never seen him spar again. In a way he wanted to keep his ego intact but at the same time he was smart enough to say, “let me stay in shape. I train martial arts but I can not fight.” As a Teacher, I wish he would have said, “I am no longer fighting because I just can’t put it together.” That would have been the better way for handling this situation.