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Old 08-10-2011, 03:46 PM   #21
Jorge Garcia
Dojo: Shudokan School of Aikido
Location: Houston
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 608
Re: Tips for kids class

Ahmad Abas wrote: View Post
Please teach me how to have the kids pay attention and keep quiet during class be it in demonstration or practice.
Nice question but can't do it. It's a gift taught to me by my hispanic mother who could stop any two or three men and has had no trouble with my dad for the last 55 years. He's only one man!

Our kids come in quietly, train and then leave the same way because I expect them to. When they look at me, they are sure I mean everything I say and it is that assurance that makes them "self" behave. I teach my kids that playing is undisciplined fun and training is disciplined fun. The dojo is a place for disciplined fun.

"It is the philosophy that gives meaning to the method of training."
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