There is a big difference between Showing How and Showing Off.
Arrogance will masquerade as knowledge and experience. Anyone cowboy can crack a whip wildly, but this alone will not help you develop a personal relationship with the whip. With the right foundation, you can learn by watching good and bad whip crackers alike.
Your aim should be to create your own experience, not merely to copy someone else's. A good coach helps you do just that. And that is the truth. A Yes, a No, a Straight Line.