The hell are you talking about? I know for a fact Princeton has no boxing club, and I'm pretty sure Yale doesn't either. I've never heard of intercollegiate matches, either. And I'm pretty sure Brown and Upenn don't have clubs either, so that's what, 4 out of 8? I'd hardly call that flourishing.
Originally Posted by ggboxer
And I don't think universities have much to do with the loss of popularity of boxing. I think it has more to do with the general public losing interest in getting punched in the face.
Last edited by ViciousFlamingo; 6/06/2007 7:08am at .
It comes from a view of people worshipping strength. When I was a kid, a much smaller kid than most, the teachers would show up after I was jumped and say "It takes to too tango".Granted, there was some racial issues back then- but I sure wasn't interested in "settling" anything.
Originally Posted by Eldarbong
ARISE THREAD, FROM THE DEPTHS OF YOUR SLUMBER!
Originally Posted by KempoFist
I don't like making new threads, so I'll revive this one. It has a lot to do with my current problem, and it has a handy article to help out.
I teach young kids (fourth graders) about TKD and all it means, health benefits, provide discipline, etc, but there is a problem with this. I'm young, just turned twenty and teaching in a grade F elementary school, and furthermore, teaching the bad kids. Not the one who are necessarily mean and bullish, but the ones who can't do math to save their life. That's the background I'm working with.
The parents are poor. The students are poor, and what this leads to is a lawsuit with anything that breathes. TKD is a physical activity, and at any time, these parents are willing to shut down the entire school to make a quick buck. I got this job in order to help the kids, but also to get me reinstated into a martial arts mindset.
I'm torn between helping the kids, and being safe with them. I've "sparred" them with light contact, and that can't be done anymore, because "I hit someone in the eye" (kiddies get scared when big mean man wants to show them they don't inherently know how to fight). The school wants me to run a pool-less swimming program now, and I don't know what to do about it. Help plz?
The reason I necromanced this thread is that I find the article pertains to my situation. I'm trying to do what it says. I just want some advice on how to go about it.
One difference is that these kids aren't choosing to go to my class, they're forced into it. As such, some have an innate dislike for me making them get off of their lazy duffs and punch a wavemaster.
Kids have a LOT of energy...a LOT OF ENERGY and if you don't find a way to spend it, they're bound to channel it towards stupid ideas and attitudes! Some parents think that the solution is to buy every technogizmo that comes along just to keep them ocuppied, but then people started to noticed kids were getting fat...so now what? Boxing, wrestling, bjj, atletic sports, I see them as a sure way to keep your kids interested, occupied and healthy while teaching them about competition,defeat and achievements...and who knows, they might get rich and buy their daddy a house!
I wish I had compulsory boxing or judo while growing up...:glasses6: