for the new rider you want them to develop the mussel memory of appling rear then front brake. if he panic stops and just crushes the front brake he may go down . I watch videos of casey stoner trail braking on the race track and it allows him to jump the rear tire over because the weight has been removed from the rear of the bike from the application of the front brake. if this were to happen to a new rider things could go very badly for him. the training course is for those learning . once they develpo there skill sets they can think about covering the brake. my state I live n gives you 1 learners permit good for 45 days . only 1 permit is allowed in your lifetime. if you fail 3 road tests you then must take the course. if your permit expires you can still take the road test but again can only fail 3 times total. when riding season comes around again you will find me in a parking lot or industrial park practicing my emergency stops and evasion skills.