4/21/2010 5:39am, #21
Once when I was teaching TKD, one of the kids wouldn't stop being a little **** so I talked to his parents about it. They said to punish him however I see fit.
So after giving him a solid 5 warnings, I finally just used a staple gun and stapled him to the wall about 4 feet up. I used a solid 200ish staples but it was worth it. He was there for the rest of the class until his parents came to pick him up.
His mom took pictures and called her husband to tell him. He stopped being a little **** after that.
4/21/2010 5:51am, #22Carter Hargrave's Jeet Can't Do
4/21/2010 6:00am, #23
4/21/2010 6:03am, #24
OP is a nice guy, thats for sure.
And you live in the usa so i would think twice before punishing a kid, it seems you guys sue over nothing, and the morons you have for judges actually condone it.
i agree with whats been said before:at 15 your not a little kid anymore.
you also said he's unfocused talks a lot etc.
maybe adhd or something?
you could go down that road if you wanna get rid of him.
i've two funny stories from when i taught class in india.
cultural misunderstandngs and such.
i taught 6 classes on a shift, it was like a factory, new kids would sign up cos they had a white dude teaching. (that would be me)
so im not into the whole bow for your master crap and honour the mystical chinese dude on the mountain of taiwan or whatever.
on average india is still where we were in the 80ies: groundfighting is nonexistent, bruce lee rules supreme as the martial art god, and ninjas can kill you with secret deadtouch.
why the **** not.
i didnt mind being the one eyed king in the land of the blind.
i introduced gloves and shinguards and a little something called sparring.
there was this one sikh kid who probably had some deficit, and a extremely hot momz.
he would annoy the **** outta me.
so eventually i had enough and after some gentle lectures gave him the tough approach:' YOU LITTLE MAGGOT IF THE TEACHER TALKS YOU SHUT UP, WHY DON'T YOU KNW WHAT THE EXCERCISE IS? YES BECAUSE YOU DIDNT LISTEN, WHY DON'T YOU GO PLAY VOLLEYBALL OR SOMETHING???'
The kid looks at me and starts covering his ears wityh his hands, which really set me off i believe i must have sounded somewhat like this:' WAAAARGH!!! GET THE HELL OUTTA THIS SCHOOL I DONT CARE HOW MUC H YOUR PARENTS PAID FOR THIS, JUST GET OUTTA MY SIGHT!'
then my sempai walks up and says in his indian accent: oh sirrr,the hands mean that he is puttng your words into his ears, he will remember!
me:' IT UNBELIEVABLE YOU LITTLE.....oh...okay carry on!'
4/21/2010 6:39am, #25
White Kimbo: Nice to see that those kinds of attitudes transcend cultures and countries :)
4/21/2010 6:41am, #26
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I hade a similar problem at a local competition my little bro didnt have anyone to compete against so instead of winning a worthless gold medal by default he asked to be placed in the red belt categorie.
he did really well in his semi final match he was up against this lad that hade been acting cocky untill my brother pasted the floor with him afterwards the red belts parents were slagging my brother off calling him a thug I was really proud of my brother so I told them their boy should man up and act like a red belt and to stop whining.This is a pic of the match.
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4/21/2010 6:51am, #27
4/21/2010 7:17am, #28
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I have a 15 year old nephew like that. He still cries when he doesn't get his way. I can't fucking stand it."a martial art that has no rules is nothing but violence" - Kenji Tomiki
4/21/2010 7:19am, #29
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4/21/2010 7:31am, #30
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Alucard - great story - well handled indeed.
There will always be kids like this, but changing their behaviour or weeding them out creates a much better environment for all your students (and their teachers!). The first (judo) dojo I ever trained in was very old school this way - lining up the kids to check they cut their nails, their hands were clean, etc etc. Lots of what weren't yet called 'time outs' for kids that acted up, and lots of kids sent home. But it sure tapered off as people learned what and what not to do.
I think consistency is the key - same for everyone, same expectations and consequences, etc.
That's part of why ....
When I was that age we had lots of women in our dojo, and some of them were far more accomplished than me (and some weren't - just like the guys). If you give less than your best, you're cheating them and yourself of the opportunity to learn. A woman, a girl, someone younger or bigger or more experienced - they are your opponent and your partner before they are any of that. And every one of them has something to teach you.