I tried to bully a 6-year-old green belt and he outsmarted me

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  1. _Simon_

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    Haha, very specific situation too! I'm sure the reality-based nuts will be all over that, adding it to their curriculum posthaste!

    Haha but of course!
     
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    Then re-stomp the groin.
     
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    Once again, stepping to the 45° has great value.
    a good flyover for this concept:


    Let them drop the axe kick where you were standing. Use their surpise to your advantage. Mae Geri the edge of the seat on the chair.

    Observe their reaction to not having anything below their feet.

    Extra points, if you bring the mae geri back to chamber... and tag them as they have their Wile E. Coyote moment.

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    Hahaha love it... and cool video!
     
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    That's outstanding! Great story - we are never too old to learn from anybody, anywhere, any time.
     
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    We start at 6. I just can't deal with the little munchkins. They make me want to teach using a whip and a chair.
     
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    I once suggested that the youngest (at that school, 4-7) should be handled via a coat-check window. Parents drop them off, get a claim check. Duct-tape the child to a hanger, and put them on the corresponding peg on the wall. Easy to locate them when the parents come back, and leaves the floor space open for the rest of us to play.
     
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    If it were me in charge, I'd start at 7 lol.
     
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    Hahahah! NOW I finally know how to handle that....
     
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    I’d start at 17.
     
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    That’s
    more or less what I’ve done up to this point (15 or 16). Probably going on to drop the minimum to 13 or 14 when I find a new space. I haven’t decided yet whether I’m happy about that.
     
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    Happy or not about which one; new space or dropping the minimum age?
     
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    Well, since I don't yet have the new space, very much that, though I might be happy once I find one.

    I'm not at all sure I'm happy about lowering the age. I'll only know when I see how the nature of the class changes. I haven't taught youths in an adult class, except where they'd already trained for a year or two (in NGAA, they have to complete the youth curriculum to start training the adult material prior to age 16-ish). Having them separate kept most of the "just there because parents said so" kids out of the adult classes - they'd normally only last a year, max.
     

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