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Old 06-09-2002, 06:54 PM   #2
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 915
300!!! Whoa, that is amazing...

Personally, I really like having kids' classes in the dojo (not everyplace I've trained does that, but the places that didn't it was due to logistics)---their enthusiasm and joy can clear my darkest moods.

Younger children may not grasp complicated philosophy (but they can fool you), but then, a lot of adults don't either. One dojo I've been in used me as an assistant in the kids' class (I think the male instructors mostly wanted a motherly type to chaperone all the pre-teen girls, and help them focus on technique rather than the male instructors ). I was impressed with the change in self-confidence after a few weeks of class, especially in the girls--- definately think it is a great art for children and teens (and adults... )
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