5/26/2010 7:00pm, #11
Props for not being a bitch and nicking some other guy's hours. I hope it works out for you.
Try not to break the kids, though. They dont like that for some reason...
Chaos? Panic?... Disorder??
.........................My work here is done.
5/26/2010 7:05pm, #12
5/26/2010 8:27pm, #13
5/26/2010 8:44pm, #14
- Join Date
- Feb 2010
- Inland Empire, California
Principles only matter if we apply them when its not in our interest to do so. Good on you for being a better man than the average douchebag.
5/26/2010 9:51pm, #15
*edit: perhaps this is just beyond me.... Perhaps I don't get it.
But, too bad you aren't on to teach Judo. Judo and BJJ are way better for kids as they are not striking arts. Teaching kids to hit seems violent compared to teaching them grappling. They already want to punch each other in the nose; why encourage it?
Last edited by patfromlogan; 5/26/2010 9:56pm at ."Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez
5/26/2010 10:41pm, #16
5/26/2010 10:57pm, #17
My long-term memory is insane; it's my short-term that is horrible.
5/26/2010 10:59pm, #18
Right now it's important for them to have fun and learn to not be afraid of sparring. I visited a traditional Shotokan school just recently where the students have very strong old-school stances and can keep up doing tons of knuckle push ups on a hard floor, etc. etc. but they have no concept of how to hit a solid object and the students are apprehensive about sparring even at high kyu.
I remember seeing little kids go at it hardcore, especially during gradings! I mean 12 year old girls giving boys black eyes (only to have the mom yell at the boy for not blocking while I iced his head in my boss' office), and watching a little purple belt boy knock a big blue belt girl to the floor then, without the slightest hesitation, running into a soccer kick that would've sent her to the moon, but stopping just in time as soon as we screamed yame. Man, I knew some badass little kids back in the dizay (hey, that'd be a fun thread). Now I see half of them on Facebook (yeah, I finally sold out, just like I finally sold out and got a cell phone, sigh) and they're all married or in college and it freaks me the **** out.
I agree with you fug, Judo is better for little kids, but I'm not qualified to teach Judo. My Judo instructor, however, did give me his permission to teach them very basic Judo groundwork (pins and escapes).
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5/27/2010 12:40am, #19
- Join Date
- Dec 2007
- Richmond, VA
How it could have gone...
Maofas " Muay Thai you say? Well did they legalize that in the U.S. now?"
Lady: " Well uhh"
Maofas " I didn't realize liability wasn't an issue with these kids, I guess we can cover groin shots and stomps to the head like in Muay Thai. So bringing in knives is fine too I guess?"
5/27/2010 12:58am, #20