I am writing an essay for my dojo on the benefits of teaching, and I am hoping to get some insight from members of this board. (I also thought it might make an interesting discussion).

My position in my essay is that being an instructor has made me a better practitioner. I doubt I am the only one who feels this way, and I would like to include some thoughts from other instructors. Do you agree? If yes, how has teaching helped your martials arts study? Has it had an effect on the rest of your life? If you disagree, I'd like to hear about that too.

I would like to quote you, if it's okay, in my essay - if that's not okay, please let me know.