Description Of A Master Disciple Relationship

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In East Asia culture, the obedience to authorities based on the master-disciple relationship is also highly valued. Master-disciple relationship means that students or athletes should trust and obedient to their teachers or coaches during the teaching process (Merklejn, 2014). In other words, a disciple should not ask too many questions in which showed distrust and disrespect to his/her master. As mentioned in the introduction, autocratic coaches are highly demanding and directive. Daimatsu was a typical example. He never allowed his players to disobey his guidance during the practice and games, and questioning from players often led to punitive training (Merklejn, 2014). However, this coach reaction is considered as normal in East Asia.…show more content…
Thus, doubting senior workers’ credibility and authority by asking questions is discouraged in these countries. Furthermore, Asian cultures emphasize that inexperienced people should learn from experienced experts at first because they are not capable of solving uncertainties in the new situation (Rast, Hogg, and Giessner, 2013). Among these Asia countries, the power of leaders and seniors are embedded in the core value of their culture, and any disobedient behavior will be considered as inappropriate and unacceptable (Jung and Takeuchi, 2014). It can be one reason to cause Asian athletes often blindly follow their autocratic coach as Daimatsu but without any complains. Lastly, there has a bidirectional relationship between the media promotion of autocratic coaches and the dominant culture in East Asia countries. For instance, Daimatsu’s national hero image was repeated exposure to the whole nation when Tokyo won the right for hosting the 2020 summer Olympics. Its primary reason was that Daimatsu led Japan team winning the golden medal when Tokyo was the host of the 1964 Olympics. Recently, many scholars argued that Daimatsu and other coaches’ similar coaching style is too harsh and non-scientific (Merklejn, 2014; Ho, 2014). However, it is undeniable
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