We see you in the driveway, laptop out as you work by the cabin light of your car. Another kid doing homework in the back while waiting for their class. We know that you’re worried about so much, and we don’t want to add to it.
Here’s how we see it, and you, and all of this.
The path to black belt is littered with tens of thousands of kids who started karate and quit. Most of them in the first six months, but some make it all the way to brown belt, just to abandon ship just when the coveted black belt is so close.
This article is going to cover the reasons why kids quit, and look at how we can keep kids in the dojo, and some of the advice applies to adult students as well.
Karate tries to teach discipline, respect for self and others, humility and compassion – chores overlap beautifully with this. And so I decided to see if the kind of parents who sign up their kids for karate are also the kind that make them do chores. I think you will find the results fascinating.
Does what it says on the tin – how to do Geki Sai Dai Ichi in a straight line! This… Read more Video: Geki Sai Dai Ichi in a Straight Line
You can only hope that the best of what you said made it through, and they take it with them. You hope that they remember how much you believed in them, and wanted the best for them, and that some of the lessons stick with them. If you do your job right, they might not stay with you in the dojo, but maybe a little part of you stays with them.
Following our Geki Sai Dai Ichi video, we get stuck into the details of Geki Sai Dai Ni, working on… Read more Video: Intro to Geki Sai Dai Ni
Whether you’re just beginning your karate journey, or are grading for a black belt, traditional Geki Sai Dai Ichi is… Read more Intro to Geki Sai Dai Ni Kata
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The sequel everyone expected to our video on Seiyunchin kata! The fourth Goju Ryu kata, with detail to help an advanced practitioner, and step by step basics for those new to this beautiful kata.
Open hands, low stances, no kicks and lots of beautiful, nuanced hand techniques: it can only be Seiyunchin! Continuing our kata lessons, this is the first part of our Seiyunchin series, and is a detailed introduction to the kata in all of its glorious technicalities and hidden gems. Perfect for those new to the kata, and helpful to those looking to add polish.