Member Since: 9/28/11
In short, I'm curious what other people would do. If you find out a "friend" (loosely) who teaches jiu jitsu-- in your own town no less-- was arrested for two sexual assaults, and pled guilty to indecent exposure and unlawful restraint, should they have to disclose that to the women they're teaching?
I am torn-- I think obviously yes, and I tend to think the head of the academy with whom they are affiliated should decline to affiliate with them further, and I even think maybe rank should be yanked. Who wants a rapist representing them? But I'm less certain about those issues than I am about the need for his female students and potential students to know his past. Too many women start taking a martial art for self defense and too many of them are rape survivors. What a horrible thing to learn belatedly that your instructor is a rapist!
Am I being genderist? should the male students be informed too?
Interested in your thoughts.