Originally Posted by ParaMud
So what is your opinion on this matter on teaching beginners about braking?
Personally, I very rarely use the rear brake.
Then you personally probably do not ride when traction is reduced much.....ala offroad.
You should become adept at using all braking power that our weee little contact patches provide. I believe that braking force is something of a 70/30 split front to rear.
There are going to be certain circumstances that proper use of the rear brake may just save your bacon.