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I have been in Martial Arts over 30 years. For the last 16 years I have run a full time studio. I have seen a lot and have a lot of opinions and views. This blog serves as a depository for those ideas, opinions, and hopefully a little bit of wisdom.
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As a martial arts instructor, I was always taught to “give them what they need, not what they want.” Think about it. Karate is hard. It is physically and mentally challenging. We try to help students become more disciplined, focused, and respectful. This is especially true for the kids we teach. If we let them do what they want, I doubtContinue reading “Karate Customer Service”
Blocking seems to be a 21-month-old Anders’ nemesis. It is the last thing I need him to get down before we can review everything and move to the next level of training. So far, we have tried the following: Me moving his arms for him. He allowed me to do this several months ago but not any longer.Continue reading “The Karate Dad – Episode 19”
Ever since our last lesson, 20-month-old Anders has been a kicking machine. Kicking pad, the air, and yes, even boards. In this lesson, I had Anders work on targeting the kicks instead of just kicking the air or a giant kick shield. Even though Anders is a strong toddler, he does not have the power to breakContinue reading “The Karate Dad – Episode 18”
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