It is very difficult for an athlete to accept anyone as a Sifu, the Ego is too strong. The more knowledge a person obtains, the more difficult it will be for him to be open to new ideas & new ways. An athlete becomes his own personal trainer, he does not wish to hire someone for the job, unless he chooses to compete, then he may give into hiring a coach. It is rare to ever find an athlete who seeks for a true Master. Sifu’s will find great Todai’s within some children & within those with less ego. Less ego typically entails those who are less athletic & less knowledgeable. Those who think they know it all will find it very difficult to accept anyone as a teacher.