Tell me about your first day of training..

Gerry Seymour

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Let me inform you, you sometimes learn and comprehend more when you are trying to teach it to someone else. When I first started teaching, I would run into a student that did not pick up on things as easily as your standard student, and it was those students that helped me better comprehend what I already thought I fully comprehended. As I struggled to get them to comprehend, I started comprehending more. My teacher knew that would happen, but wanted me to see it for myself. Sometimes you can not be taught, sometimes you have to learn it for yourself.
Everyone I trained with (and some instructors I helped train) improved rather dramatically when they started teaching, even though they were suddenly spending less time actually practicing (because part of that time went to teaching now). We pay attention to more things, and I think most of us start to think differently about the principles as we start to teach.
 

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My first training day was a bit embarrassing as i farted doing a kick. The Instructor, "Master" called me a pig.
I never went back to that dojo but it reminded me not to eat baked beans the night before training ;)
 

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My first training day was a bit embarrassing as i farted doing a kick. The Instructor, "Master" called me a pig.
I never went back to that dojo but it reminded me not to eat baked beans the night before training ;)
You should have insisted that you were in fact being polite by not following through and sh*tting yourself.
 

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The first day when I came to the first lesson in taekwondo was exciting, although not difficult. The coach was a good person, people are friendly, you can say I got into a good group
 

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