I work with kids, almost exclusively. As a T.E.A.M. Member for KICKSTART KIDS, I work in a public middle school, and the vast majority of my students are in the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade, with the rest of my students being former middle school students who are committed enough to continue training with me after moving on to high school.
In KICKSTART KIDS, we teach and train traditional martial arts, but a powerful impact is made by our class in the way that we teach kids about being resilient, about conflict resolution, about winning with humility and losing with good sportsmanship. We throw ideas of entitlement out the window by making each student earn their rank, and we teach them how to face failure with a resolve to go back, work harder, and then try harder the next time that opportunity presents itself.
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Leadership within the context of a martial arts school or style is not often examined properly. As often as not, the leaders or founders of a school, style or system feel themselves to be the authority on the subject, and they wish to have all power within the group, they feel that all decisions are theirs alone, and they tend to get their feathers ruffled when someone disagrees with them on most topics, but especially so when it comes to topics directly related to whatever it is that they are in charge of.
Take a moment and contrast this with effective leadership from any other Continue reading
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Here is the link. I see nothing sportive about this, but I do see a fatality in their future if this is pursued.
I really hope this idea goes nowhere. I am sure at some point the developers were sitting around throwing ideas around an one said, “UFC!” and at the same moment another said, “American Gladiators!”, and this was the offspring…
There have been a series of emails coming in that have been asking questions along the same line of thinking. The main points being:
In other words; if the dangers a child faces are in many ways different from those an adult will face, what do we need to cover in a self-defense class for children, and how much is too much when we are telling the kids about the dangers they face?
I will start with the first: what should be covered.
In truth, the self-defense for a child needs to include Continue reading