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So we had another great class. We worked on Gokyo and arm bars from standing and on the ground. He seemed to catch on really fast. At first he had a hard time with the hammer lock or standing kimura, but he got it after time.
He seems to be frustrated on the ground. Why? because Ryan is used to being taught something and then doing it with perfection. Ground Fighting is the type of fighting that is not natural for some, but others it is. My job as an instructor is to make it natural. Once he gets used to being on the ground and starts to see that the things we do standing can be done on the ground, he will be just fine.
I look forward to seeing him develop as a great fighter. I am sure he will do very well in all aspects of this art.
He brought me a Concordance today. Talk about kind. I felt awkward receiving it because I ask for nothing. I train him for a reason. I do not choose just anyone to teach on a personal level. I have chosen three people that are humble, intelligent, mature, and willing to trust me.
I did however appreciate the gift. It was awesome. He's already taught me more than I have taught him. He has given me knowledge that is worth more by far. It's not he who owes me, it's I that owes him.
I willinglyg accepted this awesome gift and I will do my best to put it to good use.
I feel bad for not having read all of EG Whites book, but over time I will read it all.
I look forward to teaching this man more of what I know, even though it can not be used for the after life.