About Your children in martial arts

Discussion in 'Women of the Martial Arts (Women Martial Artists)' started by Arsen, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. oftheherd1

    oftheherd1 Senior Master

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    All right, none of you are fooling me. I am a camera aficionado and I know it is spelled and pronounced K-neb. Just check ebay for Kiev camera, and especially the older ones. See how it is really spelled. :) :) ;)

    Believe it or not I have seen descriptions where sellers have said they had Kneb cameras for sale. :eek:
     
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  2. gpseymour

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    Kneb is an incorrect transcription of the letters from Cyrillic to Latin alphabet, for the Kiev spelling (Киев).
     
  3. oftheherd1

    oftheherd1 Senior Master

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    Double and corrupted post.
     
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  4. oftheherd1

    oftheherd1 Senior Master

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    Yeah, Kneb. :):) ;)

    I think it is a little amusing anyway.
     
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  5. KenpoMaster805

    KenpoMaster805 Blue Belt

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    very good if he is motivated to train and sure you can make his youtube video
     
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    Ondrejmatej White Belt

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    The best age to start learning martial arts would be somewhere around 13 or 14 years old.
     
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    Why?

    Why not younger?

    Why not older?
     
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    I don’t think there is a “best age".

    It’s different for each person.
     
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    Danny T Senior Master

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    Best time is when they are having fun doing so. Make it play, fun, and exciting.
     
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    There's no such thing as a best age
     
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    There is, they should be taught while they are shorter than you so you can always truthfully tell people you can still kick to the head. :D
     
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  12. pdg

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    Well, we're just getting ready to go to TKD, my daughter's first one.

    By the account above, we'll arrive 7-8 years early :D
     
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    My son started when he was 4 and pretty much grew up in the dojo.

    For him it worked great. He ate, slept,and breathed karate getting his youth black belt at age ten before all the other distractions (school clubs and functions, girls, other sports, etc...)
     
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    Gee, I hope the instructor doesn't wait until the last minute to unlock the doors. That's far too long to have to wait in the parking lot.
     
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    Well no waiting ;)

    And, she loved it.
     
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    We have students as young as 5-6, but honestly they don't often do well. Unless the parents are also training. Now, we do not have a kids program, and that is undoubtedly a factor; they're in the same ~ 1 hr class as the other beginners.
    I think kids benefit from early training, but I don't think an 8 year old is going to get as much out of it as a 12 year old. Who, in turn, won't get as much out of it as a 15 year old.
    With the youngest kids, it's more martial-themed play than real training.
     
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    I've considered offering a kids' class - it's much easier to build attendance, and often helps attract teens and parents to the regular classes. But I haven't built a kids' curriculum, and I'm not sure I have the patience any more for teaching the little ones.
     
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    We don't have any kind of kids program. If you're 8 and want a yellow belt (9th geup) you'll have to do the same kicks, punches, blocks, forms and breaks as every other person testing.
    I think it takes a particular personality to work well with the youngest students, and I know I don't have it. I do OK with them, but we have other instructors (I'm specifically thinking of a couple 1st Dan grandmothers) who are much better. When I teach the beginners class, my goal is to keep the kids disciplined enough not to be disruptive and doing something that is sort of kind of roughly close to the correct movement. Then I'll focus on the parent, and encourage them to work with the kid at home on refining things.
    My thinking is:
    Without a kids program, it's a lot to expect a 5-6 year old to focus for an hour.
    The parent will benefit from the 2-3 minutes I spend with them one-on-one. They can then spend 10 minutes at a time with the kid, which is a much more reasonable time to expect them to focus.
    The parent benefits. The kid benefits. They spend time doing something together.
     
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  19. pdg

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    My daughter is 6 in a couple of weeks.

    The kid's programme is really what she's just finished after 2 years, now she's just in with everyone else (obviously not the adults or higher grade sessions though).

    And I've been 3rd kup since last Thursday, so there's the possibility of (hopefully) accurately directed "homework".
     
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    pdg she should also be in Rainbows! I love my little red people. Rainbows (5-7)
     

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