Description Of A Master Disciple Relationship

1500 Words Mar 31st, 2016 6 Pages
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. For instance, Si, Li, and Liu (2006, as cited in Yang and Jowett, 2013) mentioned that the absolute power and dominance of coaches in the coach-athlete relationship is guaranteed in China. Submissiveness and acceptance from athletes are expected during the training and competitions, and any form of resistance and disobedience is considered as inappropriate and unacceptable. The level of trust and obedience demanded from disciples is also much higher to Asia coaches and teachers than the respect for their counterparts expect from a student in western schools. One typical example is the use of honorific language. For instance, “Yo” to the end of a verb stem in Korean makes the sentence more polite, and it is essential to use this word when…
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