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#181414 - 10/02/05 03:04 PM Re: ahhh my head! [Re: UofM Shorin Ryu]
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That's pretty mean what you did to that kid. At the dojo I go to, if an advance student is partnered with a less experienced one, the advanced student is only allowed to block. That way nobody gets hurt. Your goal should not be to beat the kid up, it should be to teach him how to use the type of m.a your using in actual combat.

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#181415 - 10/06/05 09:22 AM Re: ahhh my head! [Re: Gavin]
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why shouldn't they earn a BB? However when they go into the adult class, its then time to tell them Santa's dead and show them the real stuff. Make them regrade for BB under the adult syllabus. As we discused yesterday, its not really the technique that changes, but the applications! Give 'im the techniques as kids, give 'im the applications as adults! IMVHO




I totally agree with this. In our school we have a 15 and 17yr old in with the adult class cause they are mature and train as hard as the adults. One of them started as a junior and got to brown belt (2nd kyu), but when he started coming to the adult classes, he got taken back to blue belt (8th kyu). He didn't start again as he can perform all of the more basic techniques very well, but is now building on them.

p.s. these guys aren't black belts yet and won't be for a good couple of years.
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