Especially if kid's parents have black belts in coddling.
A karate instructor in Virginia was charged with child endangerment for repeatedly kicking an 11-year-old student:
Susan Bateman, a third-degree black-belt instructor in Suffolk has been charged with child endangerment, the (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported Wednesday.Not that many details of this story are given in the article, but I'm guessing that if the teacher has been around for at least 25 years, she's probably doing something right. That means that this child's parents are the most histrionic in the school's 25-odd years and are most likely douchebags. Again, I am basing my opinion on nothing but my gut. The article doesn't say whether the child suffered any actual injuries like internal bleeding, broken bones or loss of teeth. I'm going to assume the injuries, if he sustained any, were superficial.
Bateman, 47, is said to have challenged her students to take as many kicks as they could stand, according to a police report of the Nov. 7 incident.
This story brought back many memories. When I was eleven I studied piano. My instructor was old-school. She used to hot-glue our fingers to the keys and shout out "C minor!", "B flat!", "A sharp!". If any of us missed a note, we'd experience her disappointment in the form of a metronome crashing into our skull or spine. For a 62-year-old, she had quite the arm. My back is now a map of raised scars thanks to her. The point is this: I have no idea how to play the piano, but I learned a little thing called character. That's something kids today need more of.
I can only hope that Susan Bateman survives this accusation and will go on to kick more children.
On that note, here's a clip from The Foot Fist Way for your amusement: