An instructor may be an obese, physical wreck that cannot defend him or herself effectively, but if he or she can produce outstanding martial artists, then he or she is a good instructor. If you had a brain tumor, you would not reject the services of the world greatest brain surgeon just because he or she was obese. However, if a student cannot perform the required techniques in an effective manner, he or she will never become a true martial artist. You would reject a brain surgeon whose patients routinely die on the operating table.
Although an idiot usually cannot become an instructor, it does not mean that all instructors are necessarily bright. Some instructors are rather dim and only exist because they are able to find dimwits who believe them.
Although physically limited martial artists usually do not become great fighters, it does not mean all great fighters have great physical prowess. Some great fighters make up for their physical limitations by being smart fighters.
If you are seeking SME instructor, the SME must have the mental prowess required, but he or she does not necessarily need much physical prowess. A person may have the physical prowess to be a SME in the ring, but it does not necessarily mean he or she had the mental prowess to be an instructor.
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