I found this great Bruce Lee quote describing the essence of a good (martial arts) teacher on Darren Uyenoyama’s instagram. Darren is a veteran MMA fighter and is a featherweight in my favorite video game: UFC!
Bruce Lee, “A Good Teacher…”
“A good teacher can never be fixed in a routine. Each movement requires a sensitive mind that is constantly changing and constantly adapting. A teacher must never impose this student to fit his favorite pattern.
A good teacher protects his pupil from his own influence. A teacher is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must find for himself. I am not teaching you anything. I just help you explore yourself.” Bruce Lee